Melammu Symposia

The Heirs of Assyria
Proceedings of the Opening Symposium of the
Assyrian and Babylonian Intellectual Heritage Project
Held in Tvärminne, Finland, October 8-11, 1998

Melammu Symposia, Volume I
Edited by Sanna Aro and R. M. Whiting

Helsinki 2000 • 215 x 280 mm • Pp. xxi + 134
Paper • $59.00 • ISBN 951-45-9050-3

Foreword — Simo Parpola
Introduction — R. M. Whiting
Extracts from the Minutes of the Symposium — Sanna Aro
The Name and Logo of MELAMMU — Simo Parpola
M. J. Geller, The Survival of Babylonian Wissenschaft in Later Tradition
G. B. Lanfranchi, The Ideological and Political Impact of the Assyrian Imperial
Expansion on the Greek World in the 8th and 7th Centuries
A. Panaino, The Mesopotamian Heritage of Achaemenian Kingship
K. A. Raaflaub, Influence, Adaptation, and Interaction: Near Eastern and Early Greek Political Thought
R. Rollinger, Herodotus and the Intellectual Heritage of the Ancient Near East
A.-M. Saadi, The Originality of Syriac Historiography
M. L. West, Fable and Disputation
J. G. Westenholz, The King, the Emperor, and the Empire: Continuity and Discontinuity of Royal Representation in Text and Image
M. S. Whiting, On a Lighter Note

Mythology and Mythologies: Methodological Approaches to Intercultural Influences
Proceedings of the Second Annual Symposium of the
Assyrian and Babylonian Intellectual Heritage Project
Held in Paris, France, October 4-7, 1999

Melammu Symposia, Volume II
Edited by R. M. Whiting

Helsinki 2001 • 215 x 280 mm • Pp. xxv + 288
Paper • $110.00 • ISBN 951-45-9049-X

Foreword — Simo Parpola
Introduction — R. M. Whiting
The Shape of the Melammu Database– R. M. Whiting
T. Abusch, The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Homeric Epics
A. Annus, Ninurta and the Son of Man
C. Grottanelli, The Story of Combabos and the Gilgamesh Tradition
I. Gruenwald, Ritual, Economy, and the Religion of Ancient Israel
J. Hämeen-Anttila, Descent and Ascent in Islamic Myth
J. N. Lawson, Mesopotamian Precursors to the Stoic Concept of Logos
M. Nissinen, Akkadian Rituals and Poetry of Divine Love
E. Y. Odisho, The Ethnic, Linguistic and Cultural Identity of Modern Assyrians
A. Panaino, Between Mesopotamia and India: Some Remarks about the Unicorn Cycle in Iran
S. Parpola, Mesopotamian Precursors to the Hymn of the Pearl
B. Pongratz-Leisten, The Other and the Enemy in the Mesopotamian Conception of the World
R. Rollinger, The Ancient Greeks and the Impact of the Ancient Near East:
Textual evidence and historical perspective (ca. 750-650 BC)
P. Talon, Enuma Eliš and the Transmission of Babylonian Cosmology to the West
M. Weinfeld, The Roots of the Messianic Idea