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  • Jan Picton
    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
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      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
      MICHALOWSKI

      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:
      office@...

      Tel: 0207 328 1026 office@... www.newlondon.org.uk


      --
      Jan Picton
      Secretary, Friends of the Petrie Museum. www.petrie.ucl.ac.uk
      Teaching Fellow, Institute of Archaeology, UCL. j.picton@...
      Gurob Harem Palace Project, www.gurob.org.uk
      Home email: janpicton@.... Tel: 07761 823129
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