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Letter from Aradngu to Shulgi about attentive citizens: translation


1-2Say to my lord: This is what Aradju, your servant, says:

3-7My lord, the vast territory which has been given to you as booty has been made obedient: it is of one mind. The people, abundant as vegetation, belong to Culgi, shepherd of the reliable word. You are the god of mankind, in the south and the highlands. They keep their gaze fixed on you.

8-15The widespread people, abundant as vegetation, say: "Hail, my lord!", from the flooding Tigris and Euphrates to the Tigris ....... ...... will rise. ...... put aside. ...... I (?) will make. ...... which is esteemed (?). When I have filled (?) ......,
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...... which he obtained (?), I am .......
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...... the citizens of the territory of Gutium, ......, Mari and Rapiqum, who will listen at all times, are before me. Whatever you say, my lord, I will do.

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Revision history

14.iii.2001-15.iii.2001 : EFH : adapting translation
28.vii.2001 : JAB : proofreading
03.viii.2001 : GZ : SGML tagging
24.viii.2001 : ER : proofreading SGML
24.viii.2001 : ER : converting to HTML 4.0