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Tablets of Schools and Scholars: A Portrait of the Old Babylonian Corpus

Steve Tinney

in The Oxford Handbook of Cuneiform Culture

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199557301
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199557301.013.0027

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History

 Tablets of Schools and Scholars: A Portrait of the Old Babylonian Corpus

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This article describes the Old Babylonia corpus based on evidence from tablets of schools and scholars. It charts both well-established and yet untrodden paths through the realm of Old Babylonian literary and scholarly tablets and evaluates the entire corpus of Old Babylonian literary and learning regardless of language. It highlights the need to conduct more research to elaborate the nature and extent of the relationships between Akkadian and Sumerian corpora, and the mechanics of the transfer of knowledge within southern Babylonia.

Keywords: Old Babylonia corpus; scholarly tablets; literary tablets; schools; scholars; Akkadian corpora; Sumerian corpora

Article.  10263 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Greek and Roman Archaeology ; Historical Archaeology

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