Dialogue of Pessimism

Dialogue of Pessimism

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Dialogue of Pessimism is an ancient Mesopotamian dialogue between a master and his servant that expresses the futility of human action. It has parallels with biblical wisdom literature. The Dialogue is a loosely poetic composition in Akkadian, written soon after 1000 BC in Mesopotamia. It was discovered in five different clay tablet manuscripts written in the cuneiform script. The text is well-preserved, with only 15 of its 86 lines being fragmentary. Two textual versions seem to survive, as a Babylonian tablet is substantially different to Assyrian versions. Its likely Akkadian title was arad mitanguranni, the repeated phrase at the beginning of every stanza.show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135962647
  • 9786135962642