SAOC 62. Proceedings of the 51st Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Held at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, July 18–22, 2005 Robert D. Biggs, Jennie Myers, and Martha T. Roth, eds.

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Selection of papers presented at the 51st meeting of the Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale—International Congress of Assyriology & Near Eastern Archaeology.

  • Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 62
  • Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 2008
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-885923-54-7
  • ISBN-10: 1-885923-54-6
  • Pp. xi + 434; frontispiece (Erica Reiner), 175 figures, 3 charts, 15 tables
  • $80.00

Lexicography, Philology, and Textual Studies

  • Archivage et classification: Un récapitulatif de créances à Mari sous Zimri-Lim. Dominique Charpin
  • Identifying Sumerian Compound Nouns. Graham Cunningham
  • Babylon as a Name for Other Cities Including Nineveh. Stephanie Dalley
  • Reflections on the Past and the Future of the Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatischen Archäologie (RlA). Gabriella Frantz-Szabó
  • Reconsidering as a Classifier of the ashipu in Light of the Iconography of Reciprocal Hand-lifting Gestures. Christopher Frechette, S.J.
  • The Akkadian Word for “Third Gender”: The kalû (gala) Once Again. Uri Gabbay
  • On the Alphabetic Scribal Curriculum at Ugarit. Robert Hawley
  • Corpus-driven Models of Lexicography and Mesopotamian Cultural Heritage Preservation at the Cdli. J. Cale Johnson
  • Storage and Organization of Hittite Grammatical Knowledge. Carol F. Justus
  • Sumerian Enclitic -àm and Akkadian Enclitic -ma: From Copula to Focus Marker. Fumi Karahashi
  • The Classification of Incantations. W. G. Lambert
  • Texts and Labels: A Case Study from Neo-Sumerian Umma. Romina Laurito, Alessandra Mezzasalma, and Lorenzo Verderame
  • The Cad and Biblical Hebrew Lexicography: The Role of Akkadian Cognates. Baruch A. Levine
  • The Scribes of Nuzi: Date Formulae and Their Use in the Nuzi Corpus. Paola Negri Scafa
  • Classifying Assurbanipal’s Inscriptions: Prisms C, Kh (= cnd), and G. Jamie Novotny
  • Les listes et les tables métrologiques, entre mathématiques et lexicographie. Christine Proust
  • Classification de l’utilisation du cunéiforme mésopotamien dans les textes ougaritiques. Carole Roche
  • On Some Terms for Leatherworking in Ancient Mesopotamia. JoAnn Scurlock
  • Computer Algorithm to Detect Similar Administrative Documents from the Ur Iii Archives. Marek Stepien and Jerzy Tyszkiewicz
  • Kadp 36: Inventory, Plant List, or Lexical Exercise. Jan Tavernier
  • Lexicographical Study of the Already-Ancient in Antiquity. Jon Taylor
  • A Classified Past: Classification of Knowledge in the Hittite Empire. Theo van den Hout
  • The Measure of Man: The Lexical Series Ugu-mu. Joan Goodnick Westenholz and Marcel Sigrist

Iconography and Art History

  • King of Sumer and Akkad, King of Ur: Figural Types, Astral Symbols, and Royal Titles in the Neo-Sumerian Period. Mehmet-Ali Ataç
  • The Knowledge of Tradition: A Textual and Iconographic Interpretation. Anna Maria Gloria Capomacchia and Marta Rivaroli
  • Reconstructing Lexicography in Glyptic Art: Structural Relations between the Akkadian Age and the Ur Iii Period. Alessandro di Ludovico and Marco Ramazzotti
  • Knowing the Foreign: Power, Exotica, and Frescoes in the Middle Bronze Age Levant. Marian H. Feldman
  • Austin’s Asiatic Antiquities: The First Cuneiform Inscriptions Published in America. Steven W. Holloway
  • Bovine Stone Vessels of the Late Uruk Period. Trudy S. Kawami
  • The Akkadian “Bello Stile.” Davide Nadali and Lorenzo Verderame
  • The Classification of Methods of Pictorial Narrative in Assurbanipal’s Reliefs. Chikako E. Watanabe
  • Sennacherib’s Expert Knowledge: Skill and Mastery as Components of Royal Display. Irene J. Winter

Archaeology And Stratigraphy

  • The Occupation Levels of Tell Tweini and Their Historical Implications. M. al-Maqdissi, M. Badawy, J. Bretschneider, H. Hameeuw, G. Jans, K. Vansteenhuyse, G. Voet, and K. Van Lerberghe
  • Pottery from the Archaic Ishtar Temples in Assur. Claudia Beuger
  • Mesopotamian Altar Deposits. Judy Bjorkman
  • Classification of Knowledge, an Archaeological Approach: The Case of Nuzi. Simona Bracci
  • The Oriental Institute and Its Role in Mesopotamian Archaeology. McGuire Gibson
  • Bronze Reliefs from Khorsabad. Eleanor Guralnick
  • “Layer By Layer…” Of Digging and Drawing: The Genealogy of an Idea. Maria Gabriella Micale and Davide Nadali
  • Classifying Women: The “Harem” and What It Does and Doesn’t Tell Us about Women. Elna K. Solvang
  • Persepolis-Pasargadae Field Investigations. Mohammad Hassan Talebian


  • De Brevitate Vitae Tupsharruti: Carmen Amoebaeum vel Zamar Mihri. Walter Farber