The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature
Catalogues: by date | by number | in full | Website info: navigation help | site description | display conventions | recent changes
Project info: consolidated bibliography | about the project | credits and copyright | links
This composition: composite text | bibliography

Letter from Ur-saga to a king fearing the loss of his father's household: composite text

1-2Speak to my lord, the bull (1 ms. has instead: wild bull) (1 other ms. has instead: bison (?)) with sparkling eyes, who wears a lapis-lazuli beard:

3-5Repeat to my golden statue born on a favourable day, to my water buffalo reared in a holy fold, chosen in the heart of holy Inana (1 ms. has instead: of holy Inana, ...... of Suen), to my lord, the trusted one of Inana:

6-9You are fashioned like the son of An. As with the words of a god, what you say is irrevocable (1 ms. has instead: all the foreign lands cannot answer (?) your words). Your words, like rain pouring from the skies, are uncountable (1 ms. has instead: are uncheckable) (1 other ms. has instead: are uncontrollable (?)): this is what Ur-saga, your servant, says:

10-14My lord has taken care of me (2 mss. have instead: has not taken care of me); I am a citizen of Urim. If my lord agrees (1 ms. has instead: If it pleases my lord), let no one waste my father's household, let no one take away the home of my father's estate (1 ms. has instead: my old man's home)! May my lord know this!

top | composite text | bibliography

Revision history

01.viii.2001-03.viii.2001 : EFH : adapting translation
29.xi.2001 : JAB : proofreading
02.xii.2001 : GC : tagging
07.xii.2001 : ER : proofreading SGML
07.xii.2001 : ER : converting to HTML 4.0