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Matuszak, Jana (2019) 'Es streite, wer kann! Ein neuer Rekonstruktions- und Interpretationversuch für das sumerische Schulstreitgespräch ‚Dialog 1’.' Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie, 109 (1). pp. 1-47.

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On the basis of the recent edition of Dialogue 1 by J. C. Johnson and M. J. Geller (2015), this article offers a revised text reconstruction as well as a differing interpretation of the text and its protagonists. The interpretation of Dialogue 1 as a verbal contest between two schoolboys of rather unequal rhetorical proficiency is based on a rhetorical analysis of the dialogue and a more systematic contextualisation within the corpus of Sumerian literary disputations and related compositions.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of History
ISSN: 00845299
Copyright Statement: © 2019 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston.
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Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2019 09:52
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