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Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Jean Bottero

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613878
eISBN:
9780748653584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613878.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The civilisation of Ancient Mesopotamia flourished between 3300 BC and 2000 BC in the southern half of the lands between and either side of the Tigris and Euphrates, where a vast grain harvest (about ... More


An Ancient Vintage

André Finet

in Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613878
eISBN:
9780748653584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613878.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In ancient Mesopotamia, among the oldest ‘civilised people’ in the world, alcoholic beverages were part of the festivities as soon as a simple repast bordered on a feast. Although beer, brewed ... More


Polybius and Herodotus

Brian McGing

in Imperialism, Cultural Politics, and Polybius

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600755
eISBN:
9780191738791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600755.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses the question of possible Herodotean influence on Polybius' Histories. The standard modern position holds that Polybius did not know, and owed nothing to Herodotus. This ... More


Subjection to Assyria (10th–9th centuries)

Trevor Bryce

in The World of The Neo-Hittite Kingdoms: A Political and Military History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199218721
eISBN:
9780191739101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218721.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

There is much emphasis in this and in the following chapter on the enterprises of Neo-Assyrian kings in regions west of the Euphrates, and the substantial role many of these kings played in the ... More


The Ill-Fated Reign of the Second-Rank Son: The Reign of Urhi-Teshub (c.1272–1267)

TREVOR BRYCE

in The Kingdom of the Hittites

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281329
eISBN:
9780191706752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281329.003.10
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

It is thought that shortly after his accession, Muwattalli assigned to his brother Hattusili the responsibility for governing the northern regions of the Hittite kingdom. In the reign of his brother ... More


Ancient Mesopotamia at the Dawn of Civilization: The Evolution of an Urban Landscape

Guillermo Algaze

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226013770
eISBN:
9780226013787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013787.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The alluvial lowlands of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in southern Mesopotamia are widely known as the “cradle of civilization”; owing to the scale of the processes of urbanization that took place ... More


The Ordeal

Bertrand Lafont

in Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613878
eISBN:
9780748653584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613878.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The origins of the ordeal go back a very long way in history, and research into its oldest traces takes one back some 5,000 years to the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates. What gave its unity to the ... More


Onward to Amasia

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0048
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author leaves Constantinople and presents an account of his journey. He describes the history of the city of Amasia, the gold and silver mines in its neighbourhood, Sewas (or Sebaste), the ... More


Incentives to Cooperate: Political and Economic Instruments

Shlomi Dinar and Ariel Dinar

in International Water Scarcity and Variability: Managing Resource Use Across Political Boundaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283077
eISBN:
9780520958906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283077.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter assesses the mechanisms introduced in Chapter 4 by considering actual cases and evaluating how the mechanism or strategy used contributed to cooperation. In addition to mechanisms such ... More


Dura-Europos under Parthian Rule*

Fergus Millar

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Volume 3: The Greek World, the Jews, and the East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830307
eISBN:
9781469603216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876657_millar.22
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The evidence of Parthian rule in Dura includes a large range of epigraphic, papyrological, and architectural materials. This chapter reveals surviving documents, inscriptions, and archaeological ... More


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