Complete Babylonian: A Teach Yourself Guide


Author: Martin Worthington
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071747370
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 400
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It's easy to teach yourself Babylonian! Complete Babylonian: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Babylonian, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding and writing Babylonian with confidence. Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society. Features: One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the basics of the language

Complete Babylonian Beginner to Intermediate Course

A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Babylonian, with Original Texts
Author: Martin Worthington
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 1444132172
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 320
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Do you want to engage with Babylonian culture and literature in the original language?The course will introduce you to a fascinating world of gods and demons, heroes and kings.The readings are drawn from myths, letters, law-codes, medical incantations, and other authentic, ancient writings. The language is presented in the Roman alphabet, with an explanation of cuneiform script, and the main features of Assyrian - cognate with Babylonian - are also explained. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features in this book from Teach Yourself, the No. 1 brand in language learning.

Beginner's Assyrian


Author: D. G. Lyon
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
ISBN: 9780781806770
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 138
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This book includes a detailed outline of Assyrian grammar, transliterated texts, an extensive glossary and a comprehensive list of alphabets. Aramaic is also known as Assyrian and knowledge of it is a must for any serious scholar of the bible. The instruction guide is designed for those intere4sted in learning to read the language.

The Babylonians

An Introduction
Author: Gwendolyn Leick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134526369
Category: History
Page: 192
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Gwendolyn Leick's approachable survey introduces the Babylonians, the people, the culture and the reality behind the popular myth of Babylon. Spanning some 1800 years in the history of the Babylonians, from the time of Hammurabi, famous for his Law-Code, to the time when Alexander's heirs ruled the Near East, Leick examines how archaeological discoveries and cuneiform tablets recovered from Babylonian cities allow us an impression of the Babylonian people and their society, their intellectual and spiritual preoccupations. Exploring the lives of kings and merchants, women and slaves, and the social, historical, geographical and cultural context in which their extraordinary civilization flourished for so many centuries, The Babylonians has provided scholars and students with a dazzling new insight into this fascinating world.

Introduction to Akkadian


Author: Richard I. Caplice,Daniel C. Snell
Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
ISBN: 9788876535666
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 106
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The present edition of the Introduction to Akkadian is fully revised, and supplied with indices to the Akkadian vocabularies and sign-lists, an English-Akkadian glossary, and a paradigm of the strong verbs. The Introduction is intended as a tool in offering a twelve lessons or one semester course in essential Akkadian grammar. The reading exercises in transliteration and in cuneiform are designed to introduce the student to common vocabulary and basic cuneiform signs. The exercises are chosen from Old Babylonian, but signs are introduced, as is customary, in their Neo-Assyrian form. In addition to the twelve lessons, there are appendices dealing with Akkadian phonetics and metrology, indices, and a paradigm of the strong verb.

Complete Middle Egyptian

A New Method for Understanding Hieroglyphs: Reading Texts in Context
Author: Richard Bussmann
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 1473615720
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: N.A
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Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Middle Egyptian offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, access inscriptions in documents and monuments and even teaching you how to draw hieroglyphs yourself. Structured around key artefacts and introducing both the original hieroglyphs and transliteration (for easier understanding) this course also features: -16 learning units plus pronunciation section, grammar reference, sign list overview and sign list explanation -Stepped progression - clearly graduated progress through different levels of the language -Authentic materials - language taught through key artefacts and texts -Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding hieroglyphs -Culture insights - learn about the culture, society and politics in ancient Egypt -Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progress Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Complete Ancient Greek

A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Ancient Greek, with Original Texts
Author: Gavin Betts
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 1473627745
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 304
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Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Ancient Greek offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, understand the vocabulary and even how to translate the writings of Socrates and Homer. Structured around authentic material, placing an emphasis on the importance of reading classical texts in the original, and introducing both a grammar perspective and a full introduction to essential vocabulary, this course also features: -25 learning units plus maps and verb guide -Authentic materials - language taught through key texts -Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding Ancient Greek grammar and vocabulary -Culture insights - learn about the culture and beliefs of the Ancient Greeks -Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progress. Featuring additional exercises in this new edition, this is a genuinely comprehensive yet accessible introduction to Ancient Greek. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

A Concise Dictionary of Akkadian


Author: Jeremy A. Black,Andrew George,J. N. Postgate
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447042642
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 450
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Akkadian, comprising the Babylonian, Assyrian and Old Akkadian dialects, is the earliest known Semitic language, attested from the middle of the 3rd millenium B.C. until the time of Christ. It was widely adopted in the ancient Near East as a written vehicle for scholarship, literature, legal and diplomatic affairs. It is the language of the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Code of Hammurapi, the inscriptions of the kings of Assyria and Babylonia and countless legal and administrative documents.A Concise Dictionary of Akkadian has been prepared for the convenience of students and scholars on the basis of Wolfram von Sodens Akkadisches Handworterbuch updated with reference to the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary and other sources. It aims to include all certainly attested words with variant forms, dialect and period distribution, logographic writings and English meanings (but not textual citations). A list of roots assists in tracking down the right entries.

How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs

A Step-by-step Guide to Teach Yourself
Author: Mark Collier,Bill Manley
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520239494
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 179
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With the help of Egyptologists Collier and Manley, museum-goers, tourists, and armchair travelers alike can gain a basic knowledge of the language and culture of ancient Egypt. Each chapter introduces a new aspect of hieroglyphic script and encourages acquisition of reading skills with practical exercises. 200 illustrations.

An Akkadian Handbook

Paradigms, Helps, Glossary, Logograms, and Sign List
Author: Douglas B. Miller,R. Mark Shipp
Publisher: Eisenbrauns
ISBN: 9780931464867
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 163
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Principles of Akkadian Textual Criticism


Author: Martin Worthington
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 1614510563
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 375
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Errors of many kinds abound in Akkadian writings, but this fact’s far-reaching implications have never been unraveled and systematized. To attempt this is the aim of this book. Drawing on scholarship from other fields, it outlines a framework for the critical evaluation of extant text and the formulation of conjectural emendations. Along the way, it explores issues at the interface of orthography, textual transmission, scribal education, grammar, literacy, and literary interpretation.

Myths from Mesopotamia

Creation, The Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others
Author: Stephanie Dalley
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0199538360
Category: Fiction
Page: 339
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The stories translated here all of ancient Mesopotamia, and include not only myths about the Creation and stories of the Flood, but also the longest and greatest literary composition, the Epic of Gilgamesh. This is the story of a heroic quest for fame and immortality, pursued by a man of great strength who loses a unique opportunity through a moment's weakness. So much has been discovered in recent years both by way of new tablets and points of grammar and lexicography that these new translations by Stephanie Dalley supersede all previous versions. -- from back cover.

The Ark Before Noah

Decoding the Story of the Flood
Author: Irving Finkel
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385537123
Category: History
Page: 304
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The recent translation of a Babylonian tablet launches a groundbreaking investigation into one of the most famous stories in the world, challenging the way we look at ancient history. Since the Victorian period, it has been understood that the story of Noah, iconic in the Book of Genesis, and a central motif in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, derives from a much older story that existed centuries before in ancient Babylon. But the relationship between the Babylonian and biblical traditions was shrouded in mystery. Then, in 2009, Irving Finkel, a curator at the British Museum and a world authority on ancient Mesopotamia, found himself playing detective when a member of the public arrived at the museum with an intriguing cuneiform tablet from a family collection. Not only did the tablet reveal a new version of the Babylonian Flood Story; the ancient poet described the size and completely unexpected shape of the ark, and gave detailed boat building specifications. Decoding this ancient message wedge by cuneiform wedge, Dr. Finkel discovered where the Babylonians believed the ark came to rest and developed a new explanation of how the old story ultimately found its way into the Bible. In The Ark Before Noah, Dr. Finkel takes us on an adventurous voyage of discovery, opening the door to an enthralling world of ancient voices and new meanings.

Complete Old Norse

A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Old Norse, with Original Texts
Author: Todd Krause
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473628024
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 304
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Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Old Norse offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, understand the vocabulary and even how to translate key ancient texts from the Icelandic sagas. Structured around authentic texts and introducing both a grammar perspective and a full introduction to essential vocabulary this course also features: -25 learning units plus pronunciation section and a full glossary -Stepped progression - clearly graduated progress through different levels of the language -Authentic materials - language taught through key authentic texts -Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding Old Norse grammar and vocabulary -Culture insights - learn about the culture and religion of the Vikings -Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progress Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

A Little History of the World

Illustrated Edition
Author: E. H. Gombrich
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300213972
Category: History
Page: 304
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E. H. Gombrich's Little History of the World, though written in 1935, has become one of the treasures of historical writing since its first publication in English in 2005. The Yale edition alone has now sold over half a million copies, and the book is available worldwide in almost thirty languages. Gombrich was of course the best-known art historian of his time, and his text suggests illustrations on every page. This illustrated edition of the Little History brings together the pellucid humanity of his narrative with the images that may well have been in his mind's eye as he wrote the book. The two hundred illustrations—most of them in full color—are not simple embellishments, though they are beautiful. They emerge from the text, enrich the author's intention, and deepen the pleasure of reading this remarkable work. For this edition the text is reset in a spacious format, flowing around illustrations that range from paintings to line drawings, emblems, motifs, and symbols. The book incorporates freshly drawn maps, a revised preface, and a new index. Blending high-grade design, fine paper, and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history.