Fictional Akkadian Autobiography

A Generic and Comparative Study

By (author) Tremper Longman III

Hardback - £39.95

Publication date:

30 June 1991

Length of book:

288 pages

Publisher

Eisenbrauns

ISBN-13: 9780931464416

That autobiography in ancient literature is fictional has long been recognized. The purpose of Longman’s study is to delineate the genre of fictional autobiography in Akkadian texts with similar texts from other ancient Near Eastern cultures.

Included are the texts of all relevant fictional Akkadian autobiographies, as well as an appendix containing English translations of them. The results of the study are of interest to Assyriologists, but also have implications for students of comparative literature and the Bible.