This quantity, devoted to H.L.J. Vanstiphout on the party of his retirement from the collage of Groningen, July 14th 2006, demonstrates the wide number of scholarly methods to the research of historical Sumerian literature. It comprises contributions via Bendt Alster (Ninurta and the Turtle), Nicole Brisch (In compliment of the Kings of Larsa), A.J. Ferrara (A Hodgepodge of Snippets), Alhena Gadotti (Gilgame, Gudam and the Singer), W.W. Hallo (A Sumerian Apocryphon?), Dina Katz (Appeals to Utu), Jacob Klein (Man and His God), Piotr Michalowski (The unusual background of Tumal), Gonzalo Rubio ( ulgi and the demise of Sumerian), Niek Veldhuis (How Did They examine Cuneiform?), and Claus Wilcke (Die Hymne auf das Heiligtum Ke )."
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