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By Carlos Goncalves

This paintings bargains a re-edition of twelve mathematical capsules from the location of inform Harmal, within the borders of present-day Baghdad. In precedent days, inform Harmal was once Šaduppûm, a urban consultant of the area of the Diyala river and of the dominion of Ešnunna, to which it belonged for a time. those twelve pills have been initially released in separate articles initially of the Fifties and usually comprise solved challenge texts. a few of the difficulties take care of summary issues equivalent to triangles and rectangles without connection with way of life, whereas others are said in explicitly empirical contexts, comparable to the transportation of a load of bricks, the dimensions of a vessel, the variety of males had to construct a wall and the purchase of oil and lard.

This new version of the texts is the 1st to staff them, and takes into consideration all of the fresh advancements of the examine within the historical past of Mesopotamian arithmetic. Its introductory chapters are directed to readers attracted to an summary of the mathematical contents of those drugs and the language concerns serious about their interpretation, whereas a bankruptcy of synthesis discusses the methods background of arithmetic has usually handled the mathematical proof and inquires how and to what measure mathematical capsules could be made a part of an image of the bigger social context. moreover, the quantity contributes to a geography of the outdated Babylonian mathematical practices, via evidencing that scribes at Šaduppûm made use of cultural fabric that used to be in the neighborhood on hand. The edited texts are followed by means of translations, philological, and mathematical commentaries.

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45 ana 2 iši. 30 tammar. 24 iši. 36 tammar. si8. si8. 36 pūt sattakkim šanîm. a. 36 ḫipe. 48 tammar. 48 puṭur. 3 Philological Commentary Here, and in the philological commentaries to the other tablets, a table with the divergent readings will show the parts of the transliteration where my proposal is different from those of other authors. 1, specifically, compares my proposed transliteration of IM55357 with those published by Baqir (1950a), Drenckhahn (1952a) and Høyrup (2002). In it, for instance, I state that kam, in line 3, is read kam2 by Baqir.

Finally, I have adopted the following two grammatical conventions that affect transliterations. There are some cases where there is no consensus among specialists as to whether a vowel should be regarded as long by nature or long as a result of a vowel contraction, that is to say, whether it should carry a macron or a circumflex. 1 General Rules 23 tablets, these are the instances that occur: kī, šū (GAG, AHw) or kî, šû (CAD). In transcriptions, in this work, kī and šū were preferred over kî and šû.

6 eqlim elîm iši. 36 tammar šiddam miḫrit šiddim 45 pūtim. zi nasḫir. 15 usuḫ. 15 nam 36 il2 48 {izzib/iriaḫ}. igi 48 puṭur. 15 tammar. 15 ana 36 iši. 24 il2 45 tammar. 45 ana 2 iši. 30 tammar. 24 iši. 36 tammar. si8. si8. 36 pūt sattakkim šanîm. a. 36 ḫipe. 48 tammar. 48 puṭur. 3 Philological Commentary Here, and in the philological commentaries to the other tablets, a table with the divergent readings will show the parts of the transliteration where my proposal is different from those of other authors.

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