Re: SV: [ANE-2] Request for assistance with identification of journals
- To: ANE-2
In Response To: Gary Thompson
Gary, to my mind quite naturally, had assumed that "C.A.G" was a journal
GARY: I have finally determined that C. A. G. is not a journal reference as
I had been assuming but actually refers to the 19th-century book Chaldean
Account of Genesis by George Smith. My apologies for the mistake.
BRUCE: This, I suggest, is the problem with the convention (which, as a
foreigner, I note is widespread among Near Eastern professionals) of using
acronyms BOTH for journals, which is standard in all fields as far as I
know, and ALSO for books frequently referred to. In our practice (and as a
specific recommendation for our journal, in Chinese and comparative ancient
history), we recommend confining acronyms to journals (with at most an
extension to series, as a sort of quasi-journal), and referring to
frequently used single books by their author's surname alone; in this case,
it would have been understood that "Smith" alone or with a page number
referred to the George Smith work.
Besides disasmbiguation, one reason for the distinction is that the list of
books frequently referred to is liable to vary with the author's subject,
and thus are likely to be temporary and ad hoc conventions, whereas the
journals are there for all users (and there are standard lists of their
E Bruce Brooks
Warring States Project
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Based on a library record (which merely mentions offprint) it would appear that the Finnish Assyriologist Knut Tallqvist (1865-1949) published a book review of Studien zu den Babylonischen Texten, Heft VI B by the pioneer Assyriologist Johann Strassmaier. I would appreciate any assistance in identifying the publication that the book review appeared in. It possibly appeared circa 1892. Thanks for any assistance.
I have been informed that a portrait photograph of the astronomer and pioneer assyriologist
Joseph Epping SJ appeared in the obituary for Joseph Epping by Alexander Baumgartner SJ in
Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und Verwandte Gebeite, Neunter Band (Volume Nine), 1894. I have
consulted two copies of the particular volume in Australia but cannot locate such. However,
both copies of the particular volumes were damaged and any portrait plate at the end of the volume
may have been lost. Can anybody on this list verify whether or not a portrait plate of Joseph Epping
does exist in this particular volume?
Thanks in advance for any assistance.