By Nathan Wasserman
Basing himself on a cautious research of all hitherto released (and a few unpublished) Old-Babylonian literary texts - approximately 270 diverse compositions of all literary genres - Dr. Wasserman systematically leads the reader to a couple of insightful conclusions relating to detailed kind and remarkable gains of the Old-Babylonian literary procedure (as against daily texts, akin to letters). the 3 starting chapters - "Hendiadys, Tamy z," and "Damqam- nim" - are frequently all in favour of syntax, but additionally connections with "inalienability," a semantic factor. bankruptcy 4 and 5, "Merismus" and "Simile," specialize in semantics (though additionally together with note order). The final bankruptcy, "Rhyming Couplets," is totally dedicated to shape, with gildings on such semantic difficulties as performative speech acts. The concluding pages delineate the contours of the Old-Babylonian literary method; genres and 'genre-families', the dichotomy among oral and written traditions, and the excellence among discovered and renowned literature. With a close catalogue of all recognized literary Old-Babylonian compositions."
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