Lamenting the Cities because they Made the Gods Angry

As the title suggests, this week I worked my way through the rest of the items in the Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature that are known as the City Laments. As suggested by that designation, these documents are lamentations for how everything is going wrong in a featured city. Titled respectively "The Lament for …

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The King of Uruk Demands Tribute!

Another couple of weeks. I really need to get back on the ball. But at least the wait was less long than last time. This week I got into a translation of the Sumerian tablets chronicling the story of Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta. As with all the other Sumerian tablets we've looked at, …

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