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Letter from Gudea to his personal deity

1-2. Speak to my god: this is what Gudea, your servant, says:

3-4. I am like a sheep who has no reliable shepherd; there is no reliable herdsman to lead me on.

5-6. An unintelligent merchant transported me (?) for trading purposes. With a vicious whip he …… me cruelly like a donkey.

7-9. I am noble (?) but do not utter a word, being vigilantly (?) ……. Seven times …… has not …… my accomplishments. Seven times my god (?) has not been able to find out about their extent.

10. My god, I am not one to be hostile. May you show sympathy towards me once again.

Revision history

17.vii.2001-19.vii.2001: EFH, editor: adapting translation
15.xi.2001: JAB, editor: proofreading
20.xi.2001: GC, editor: SGML tagging
23.xi.2001: ER, editor: proofreading SGML
23.xi.2001: ER, editor: web publication GC/JE, editor/technical developer: XML/TEI conversion

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