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A Sumerian literary tour-de-force?

A Sumerian literary tour-de-force?

Sumerian Shakespeare is a personal blog by American Sumerologist Jerald Starr devoted to images and textual analysis of the cuneiform tablet #36 from the Library of Congress's collection, which he states is an encoded "literary tour-de-force"
The blog also looks at the the image and portrayal of the Sumerian ruler, Ur-Namma, in sculpture and carved relief, and Starr's own experience learning to read and write Sumerian cuneiform.

The Great Fatted Bull

A translation of Tablet #36 in the Library of Congress. The world's first political satire; a literary masterpiecewritten by a Sumerian Shakespeare.

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Comment by JL Vaughn on November 16, 2010 at 5:50pm
Thank-you John,

Earth and the heavens feel troubled when the man cries out for plunder!

What is "earth and the heavens" in this context? Every person in the village. When the village Lord is wandering about, whatever he desires becomes his plunder.
Comment by Tim Martin on November 16, 2010 at 6:07pm
Wow! What a find!

Tim Martin
Comment by JL Vaughn on November 16, 2010 at 9:10pm
and as if the Greeks were us!

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