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19. , p. 42. 5 Francesco Pomponio and Giuseppe Visicato, Early Dynastic Administrative Tablets of Shuruppak (Naples: Istituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli, 1994), pp. 10-1 1. GI as we are not certain about how to read it. 6 Theya Molleson, "The Eloquent Bones of Abu Hureyra," Scientific American 27 112 (August 1994), pp. 70-5. 7 Alfonso Archi, "Transmission of the Mesopotamian Lexical and Literary Texts from Ebla," in P. , Literature and Literary Language at Ebla (Quaderni di Semitistica 18; Florence: Dipartimento di Linguistics, l992), p.
As evidence of the language spoken at home. So we see in Early Dynastic society a mixture of Sumerian and Semitic names, the former predominant in the south of Babylonia, the latter in the north. This distinction did not lead to ethnic conflict, as has sometimes been argued. Members of the two linguistic groups lived side by side. Politically, Early Dynastic Babylonia was divided; culturally it was not. 3 The Wider Near East Early Dynastic Babylonia did not exist in a void. It was surrounded by regions that the Babylonians considered to be foreign and with which they had diverse THE EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD 53 relations.
There are other literary texts from the Early Dynastic period, usually short compositions including incantations, hymns, and wisdom literature, that is, catalogs of proverbs or proverbs set in an artificial dialogue where a father gives advice to his son. These are difficult to understand owing to the still terse nature of the writing system. The same compositions are often found at different sites (those of Shuruppak and Abu Salabikh especially show much overlap), which demonstrates that a common source inspired the various scribal schools.