I assume that this is simply an earlier reading of $amhat because U2 can
be read $AM. Yu might find in the same book that Eabani's friend was
Izdubar which, were it still in vogue would be a good name for a
Mesopotamian style pub.
BGU beer sheva
On Thu, 1 Feb 2007 sbudin@... wrote:
> I am currently looking through Maspero's 1894 publication of _The Dawn of
> Civilization_, where, starting on pg. 575, he offers the most Victorian
> retelling of the Gilgamesh Epic I have ever seen. In his section on "The
> Seduction of Eabani" (Enkidu nowadays) he refers to Shamhat (not by name) as a
> priestess of Ishtar, with the specific title of "ukhat." Can anyone tell me
> what the current Akkadian rendering of this word is? Is this an earlier
> transliteration of "harimtu"? Any comments or bibliography would be much
> Many thanks in advance!
> Stephanie Budin