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Seleucid Tablets from Uruk in the British Museum

Text Editions and Commentary

Paola Corò    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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Between the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century the British Museum acquired as part of its cuneiform collections 120 economic tablets from Uruk dating to the Seleucid period; they belong to what has been described as “the most spectacular Hellenistic archives available today”. This book offers an analysis of the collection, accompanied by text editions. The approach adopted is to explore the documents in three main thematic sections: arable land, urban properties, and temple prebends. The administrative texts have been treated as a group. Particular attention is paid to the role played by specific families, individuals or groups in each area of interest, as well as to shedding new light on the ownership patterns and business strategies that characterised the activities of the parties to the documents.

Published
April 5, 2018
Language
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-247-5
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-246-8
Number of pages
492
Dimensions
21x28 cm
Copyright: © 2018 Paola Corò. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

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