1971Re: Is Kramer responsible? Re: [ANE-2] "Tablets of Shuruppak"
- Jul 12 5:15 AMOn Wed, 12 Jul 2006, Peter T. Daniels wrote:
> --- Robert Whiting <whiting@...> wrote:I was going to ask if there was any possibility that Fischer has conflated
> > If you are looking for a pathway for the importance of early Sumerian
> > texts for practically everything into the tertiary literature, I would
> > look at Sam Kramer's early stuff. History begins at Sumer and as far
> > as readable Sumerian is concerned, it pretty much begins with the Fara
> > Texts.
> That could be it -- in *The Sumerians*, he notes that he was the
> epigrapher for the 1930s campaign(s) that found more of the same sort
> of tablet; he refers to the "Instructions of Shuruppak," explaing why
> in one place it looks like Fischer thinks Sh. is a person rather than a
> place; and the chapter on Sumerian scribes begins by mentioning lots of
> school texts from there.
the "Instructions of Shuruppak (person)" with "Tablets of Shuruppak
(place)." From what you say he does not have a particularly firm grasp on
the cultural milieu, and if one doesn't know Shuruppak from shredded
wheat, one Shuruppak looks pretty much like another.
> But the key phrase "Tablets of Shuruppak" doesn't appear: can anyoneYes, the sequence is:
> check in *History Begins at Sumer: nn Firsts*, where the number nn
> increased with each edition, and so did the price? and wasn't that
> volume earlier than *The Sumerians*?
From the Tablets of Sumer, Indian Hills CO 1956
History Begins at Sumer, New York 1959
The Sumerians, Chicago 1963
And "Tablets of Sumer" allows a painless segue into "Tablets of
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