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Classic Studies on the Assyrian Language (4 vols.)


Classic Studies on the Assyrian Language is an excellent resource for any scholar learning the basics of cuneiform and the Assyrian language. Written by such renowned Assyriologists as Friedrich Delitzsch and A. H. Sayce, the volumes in this collection present a plethora of useful information, like outlines of Assyrian grammar, lists of common signs, examinations of syntax, historical context, and more.

Delve into cuneiform texts with line-by-line translations for a look into ancient Assyrian culture. Deepen your understanding of the basics with helpful glossaries, charts, and abbreviations. Or simply enjoy learning this ancient language which had such an impact on history.

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Key Features

  • Excellent overview of Assyrian for beginners
  • Insights from notable Assyriologists
  • Helpful texts and materials for deciphering cuneiform

Product Details

  • Title: Classic Studies on the Assyrian Language
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 1,400

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First Steps in Assyrian: A Book for Beginners

  • Author: Leonard William King
  • Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1898
  • Pages: 558

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First Steps in Assyrian is designed to furnish the beginner with everything needed to study the Assyrian language and cuneiform inscriptions. This volume presents useful facts on the cuneiform system of writing, an outline of Assyrian grammar, a list of common signs and ideograms, and a series of texts in Assyrian cuneiform with interlinear transliteration and translation. The texts are chosen to represent the main divisions of Babylonian and Assyrian literature, including historical, mythological, religious, magical, epistolary, and more.

Leonard William King (1869–1919) was an English archaeologist and Assyriologist. He graduated from King’s College, Cambridge, and later became professor of Assyrian and Babylonian archaeology there. Later, he was assistant to the keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities at the British Museum, and was a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. King contributed to the Encyclopaedia Biblica (1903), translated ancient works, and published many works on archaeology, including Egypt and Western Asia in the Light of Recent Discoveries and Chronicles concerning Early Babylonian Kings.

Assyrian Grammar

  • Authors: Friedrich Delitzsch and A. R. S. Kennedy
  • Publisher: H. Reuther’s Verlagsbuchhandlung
  • Publication Date: 1889
  • Pages: 470

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Assyrian Grammar provides scholars with the the full complement of research on Assyrian grammar up to 1889. Written by German Assyriologist Friedrich Delitzsch and translated into English by University of Aberdeen professor A. R. S. Kennedy, this volume offers an introduction to excavations, cuneiform literature, and the Assyrian language.

Friedrich Delitzsch (1850–1922) was a German Assyriologist. He was a professor at the Universities of Breslau and Berlin, and cofounder of the German Oriental Society. He was also director of the Near Eastern Department of the Royal Museums.

A. R. S. Kennedy, or Archibald Robert Stirling Kennedy, (1859–1938) was professor of Hebrew and Semitic languages at the University of Edinburgh and professor of Hebrew at the University of Aberdeen from 1887 to 1894. His other works include The Second Book of Moses Called Exodus, The Unique Claims of the Jews, The Medals of Christ with Hebrew Inscriptions, and Creeds and Churches.

Lectures upon the Assyrian Language and Syllabary

  • Author: A. H. Sayce
  • Publisher: Samuel Bagster and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1877
  • Pages: 174

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This volume comprises a series of nine lectures given by Oxford professor A. H. Sayce to his students in the Archaic department. Topics include the syllabary and its propagation, Assyrian phonology, pronouns, the paradigms of the Assyrian verb, syntax, cultural affinities, and more.

A. H. Sayce, or Archibald Henry Sayce (1846–1933) was educated at Queen’s College in Oxford before becoming a professor of philogy at the University of Oxford. He later went on to become the chair of Assyriology. Sayce is the author of An Introduction to the Books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, and is notable for his many works on Assyriology, including An Assyrian Grammar, Lectures upon the Assyrian Language, Assyria: Its Princes, Priests, and People, and Social Life among the Assyrians and Babylonians.

An Assyrian Manual

  • Author: David Gordon Lyon
  • Publisher: The American Publication Society of Hebrew
  • Publication Date: 1886
  • Pages: 198

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David Gordon Lyon wrote An Assyrian Manual for the use of beginners in the study of the Assyrian language. This volume includes abbreviations, a list of signs, an outline of grammar, transliterated texts, cuneiform texts, notes, and a glossary.

David Gordon Lyon (1852–1935) graduated in 1875 from Samford University, Alabama. He studied at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and then the University of Leipzig, receiving his PhD in Syriac in 1882. He occupied the Hollis Chair at Harvard Divinity School from 1882 to 1910, and then took the Hancock professorship of Hebrew and other Oriental languages until his retirement in 1921. He coedited Studies in the History of Religions with George Foot Moore.