By T. M. Sharlach
Shulgi-simti is a crucial instance of a girl excited about sponsoring spiritual actions although having a relations existence. An Ox of One’s personal could be of curiosity to Assyriologists, really these drawn to Early Mesopotamia, and students engaged on ladies in faith.
An Ox of One’s personal facilities at the archive of a girl who died approximately 2050 B.C., considered one of King Shulgi’s many other halves. Her beginning identify is unknown, but if she married, she grew to become Shulgi-simti, “Suitable for Shulgi.” Attested for less than approximately 15 years, she existed between a courtroom choked with different better halves, who most likely outranked her. a non secular beginning used to be run on her behalf wherein courtiers, female and male, donated cattle for sacrifices to an strange mixture of goddesses and gods.
Previous scholarship has declared this a unprecedented instance of a queen undertaking women’s faith, possibly strange simply because they are saying she got here from out of the country. The conclusions of this ebook are relatively different.
An Ox of One’s personal lays out the facts that one other girl used to be queen at the moment in Nippur whereas Shulgi-simti lived in Ur and used to be a third-ranking concubine at top, with few financial assets. Shulgi-simti’s non secular workouts targeting a quartet of north Babylonian goddesses.
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An Ox of One's Own: Royal Wives and Religion at the Court of the Third Dynasty of Ur (Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records (SANER)) by T. M. Sharlach