LAW, LITERATURE AND MURDER
IN THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST
THURSDAY 16TH DECEMBER ~ 6.30PM
FOLLOWED BY A RECEPTION
A lecture in memory of RAYMOND WESTBROOK given by PROFESSOR PIOTR
Professor Piotr Michalowski's work on a cuneiform document recording a
murder trail, c.1800BCE was also to have a legal commentary by his old
friend, colleague and New London Synagogue member Professor Raymond
Westbrook, the leading authority on ancient Near Eastern law. Prof.
Westbrook died one year ago and this lecture celebrates his memory with
an analysis of a text that was dear to his heart and mind, fulfilling an
old promise. The text is short, but its many twists and turns reveal a
fascinating insight into an aristocratic Babylonian family.
British born, Piotr Michalowski grew up in Poland and received his
doctorate from Yale University where he and Raymond Westbrook were
students together. He is the George G. Cameron Professor of Ancient Near
Eastern Civilizations at the University of Michigan specializing in the
Sumerian and Babylonian literature, languages, history, economics and
poetics. He is also is the editor of the Journal of Cuneiform Studies
and President of the International Association of Assyriologists.
The lecture takes place at the New London Synagogue,
33 Abbey Road London NW8 OAT
Admission to the lecture is free but please indicate your attendance to:
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