From the Banks of the Euphrates: Studies in Honor of Alice Louise Slotsky
Although Near Eastern languages and the history of the exact sciences are known for being obscure and deliberately arcane to general audiences, Alice Slotsky has paradoxically established her legacy by exposing these topics to a wider audience. As a visiting professor at Brown University, Slotsky has taught more students than any previous Assyriologist and successfully brought this discipline to a wider audience than previously imagined possible. This volume, with articles written by former students, as well as colleagues, pays tribute to her broad interests.
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While the present contribution does concern a kind of influence, the influence
concerns the loss and survival of ancient sources and the effect of these on the
analysis of ancient history by modern scholars. The modalities of this loss and ...
Alice Slotsky's history and my own as students of antiquity first overlapped when
we were both graduate students at Yale University and when, as a senior lector
of Coptic and Syriac, I attended Alice's comprehensive oral exams, which dealt in
History and chronology exhibit two handicaps in comparison with other inductive
fields of study such as biology and geology. The first handicap is non-
repetitiveness. Simply put, we cannot take Egyptian history or chronology to a
The second principle is that if the rising shifts forward by one day about every four
years, then every set of about four years in Egyptian history has its own Egyptian
date for the rising. The third principle states that if we know the Egyptian date of ...
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The Eyes of Nefertiti
Les Lais or What Ever Became of Mesopotamian Mathematics?
House Omens in Mesopotamia and India
Anat for Nephthys A Possible Substitution in the Documents of the Ramesside Period
The Rough Draft of a NeoBabylonian Accounting Document
Mesopotamian Sexagesimal Numbers in Indian Arithmetic
In Praise of the Just
The Long Career of a Favorite Figure The apsamikku in NeoBabylonian Mathematics
A Short History of the Waters of the Firmament
Alls DUR That Ends Twr
A Commentary Text to Enūma Anu Enlil 14
A New Stone Inscription of Nebuchadnezzar II
Observations on The Diffusion of Military Technology Siege Warfare in the Near East and Greece
Two Ivory Carvings from Hierakonpolis
Some Details on the Transmission of Astral Omens