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Edited by Christina Shuttleworth Kraus
This volume explores the intersection between historiography and related genres in antiquity, ranging from China to the Mediterranean. Contributors use a range of reading strategies to analyze the place of rhetoric, genre, and intertextuality in these important ancient narratives.
William W. Hallo. Introduction by Peter Machinist and Piotr Michalowski.
To propogate the invention of writing, the Sumerians established scribal schools which preserved and transmitted the accumulated wisdom of the past, usually in poetic form. The literature thus created has been studied by the author for half a century. His conclusions, often also important for ...
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