All Things Assyrian
The Lamentation of an Assyrian Teenager

The University of Chicago will publish an Assyrian dictionary. Various scholars worked almost a century to complete the project listing the vocabulary of a language that hasn't been used in more than two millennia. But then, it seems life now isn't so different from life then. A teenager in boarding school wrote to his mother:

From year to year, the clothes of the (young) gentlemen here become better, but you let my clothes get worse. The son of Adad-iddinam, whose father is only an assistant to my father, (has) two new sets of clothes...while you fuss even about a single set of clothes for me. In spite of the fact that you bore me and his mother only adopted him, his mother loves him, while you, you do not love me!


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