BABYLONIAN LOVE POEM

MS 2866
MS Short Title BABYLONIAN LOVE POEM
Text LOVE POEM, STARTING: O GIRL, WHOOPEE! MY HEART LAUGHED, MY MOOD TOOK AWAY THE MOTHER'S SMILES
Description MS in Old Babylonian on clay, probably Larsa Babylonia, 18th c. BC, 1 tablet, 11,0x5,7x2,7 cm, 21+1 lines in cuneiform script.
Commentary Unusual for Old Babylonian love poetry, the first-person voice is male, who has fallen in love with a girl, much to her mother's displeasure.
Published Andrew George: Babylonian Literary Texts in the Schøyen Collection, Cornell University Studies in Assyriology and Sumerology, vol. 10, Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection, Cuneiform texts IV. CDL Press, Bethesda, MD, 2009, text 8, pp. 50-53.
Place of origin probably Larsa Babylonia
Dates 18c BC

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