Title
When Repetition Fails—The Curious Case of the Hittite Šar Tamḫāri
Abstract
This showcase presents the best-preserved examples of poetic repetition and parallelism in the Hittite Šar Tamḫāri. Drawing on theoretical approaches to parallelism used in Assyriology and, more recently, Hittitology, it is shown that the text can be analysed fruitfully as a well-structured piece of literature. At the same time, numerous, seemingly inexplicable errors lead to an apparent total lapse in the text’s poetics in places, raising questions concerning the ability and/or priorities of the scribe. The Akkadian recension is also briefly brought into dialogue with the Hittite text.
Keywords
HittiteAkkadianliteratureparallelismrepetitionpoetics
Object type
Language
English [eng]
Persistent identifier
https://phaidra.univie.ac.at/o:2045181
Appeared in
Title
REPAC Showcase
Date issued
2024-02-06
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