The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part 1
Letters from Assyria and the West
By (author) Simo Parpola
Publication date:01 January 1987
Length of book:288 pages
PublisherNeo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project
The State Archives of Assyria project is an ambitious computerized program that aims to present the entire extant corpus of Neo-Assyrian texts in transliteration and translation. The present volume is one of four to be devoted to the correspondence of Sargon, founder of the last imperial dynasty of Assyria, and his officials. 258 letters are treated, many of which have previously appeared only in cuneiform copies; three fragments were hitherto quite unpublished. The text editions—transliterations and translations side by side, with a minimum of apparatus criticus—are liberally interspersed with photographs and line-drawings of basreliefs from various Assyrian palaces, which illustrate passages in the correspondence. A glossary introduces the various indexes. The volume closes with autograph collations of difficult or broken passages.