The Venus of Milo; An Archeological Study of the Goddess of Womanhood

The Venus of Milo; An Archeological Study of the Goddess of Womanhood

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...has smitten me down like a single reed. Not wise myself, I cannot take counsel;2 'The original is written in a Sumerian dialect with a translation into the Semitic Babylonian. See Records of the Past. New Series, Vol. I, p. 85. 'Literally, "I do not take counsel, myself I am not wise." I mourn day and night like the fields. I, thy servant, pray to thee." As Venus Victrix, the warlike goddess akin to the Greek Pallas Athene, Istar, appears to Asurbanipal in a vision, recorded in a cuneiform inscription of the annals of this powerful Assyrian king, and refers to the invasion of Tiumman, King of Elam. The passage reads in H. Fox Talbot's translation thus:3 "In the month Ab, the month of the heliacal rising of Sagittarius, in the festival of the great Queen Istar daughter of Bel, I Asurbanipal, King of Assyria, was staying at Arbela, the city most beloved by her, to be present at her high worship. "There they brought me news of the invasion of the Elamite, who was coming against the will of the gods. Thus: "'Tiumman has said solemnly, and Istar has repeated to us the tenor of his words: thus: "I will not pour out another libation.until I have gone and fought with him."' "Concerning this threat which Tiumman had spoken, I prayed to the great Istar. I approached to her presence, I bowed down at her feet, I besought her divinity to come and save me. Thus: "'O goddess of Arbela, I am Asurbanipal, King of Assyria, the creature of thy hands, chosen by thee and thy father Asur to restore the temples of Assyria, and to complete the holy cities of Akkad. I have gone to honor thee, and I have gone to worship thee. But he Tiumman, King of Elam, never worships the gods.... 'Records of the Past, Vol. VII, p. more

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  • English
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