Home > General catalogue > Antichistica > Seleucid Tablets from Uruk in the British Museum
cover

Seleucid Tablets from Uruk in the British Museum

Text Editions and Commentary

Paola Corò    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

PDF

abstract

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

Table of contents

Part I
April 5, 2018
PDF
  • search 118 view
April 5, 2018
PDF
  • search 118 view
  • search 108 view
  • search 103 view
April 5, 2018
PDF
  • search 116 view
April 5, 2018
PDF
  • search 110 view
April 5, 2018
PDF
  • search 106 view
  • search 110 view
April 5, 2018
PDF
  • search 123 view
April 5, 2018
PDF
  • search 98 view
Part II
April 5, 2018
PDF
  • search 124 view
  • file_download 4 download
April 5, 2018
PDF
  • search 115 view
  • file_download 7 download
April 5, 2018
PDF
  • search 104 view
April 5, 2018
PDF
  • search 107 view
  • file_download 6 download
April 5, 2018
PDF
  • search 100 view