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Title Researching Metaphor in the Ancient Near East / edited by Marta Pallavidini and Ludovico Portuese.

Publication Info. Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag, 2020.


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Series Philippika : Altertumswissenschaftliche Abhandlungen = Contributions to the study of ancient world cultures, 1613-5628 ; 141
Philippika ; 141.
Note Papers presented at the workshop held at the 65th Rencontre assyriologique internationale in July, 2019 in Paris, France.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Researching metaphor in the ancient near east : an introduction / Ludovico Portuese and Marta Pallavidini -- The lion, the shepherd, and the master of animals : metaphorical interactions and governance representations in Mesopotamian and Levantine sources / Stéphanie Anthonioz -- To serve woman : Jezebel, Anat, and the metaphor of women as food / Esther Brownsmith -- Visualizing 'death' (Môtu) in the Ugaritic texts / Joseph Lam -- Aur is King! : The metaphorical implications of embodiment, personification, and transference in ancient Assyria / Davide Nadali -- How did they think? : towards use of metaphor theories to research the Hittite conceptual world -- Cows of battle, urinating lions, and frightened falcons : on metaphor in Sumerian literary compositions / Judith Pfitzner -- Live and let live images : metaphor and interpictoriality in neo-Assyrian art / Ludovico Portuese -- The significance of the embrace metaphor in the inscription KARKAMI A 21 / Claudia Posani -- Metaphors and conceptual metaphors in the Mesopotamian medical texts / Silvia Salin -- Metaphor for the construction of spontaneous meaning : examples gathered from the rural landscape in Sumerian literature / Nelson Henrique da Silva Ferreira -- "Squeezing" like oil from a sesame seed : on the conceptual background of metaphoric expressions in Akkadian diplomatic texts originating from atti / Lisa Wilhelmi.
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Summary Metaphor has intrigued philosophers, rhetoricians, and poets since Antiquity. The phenomenon of metaphor has been mostly interpreted as a figure of speech, and only in last decades of the 20th Century the so-called cognitive turn defined metaphor as a product first of the thought and then of the language. According to this view metaphor is used in everyday life and it is present, therefore, potentially, in every type of texts. Furthermore, metaphor can be identified also in images that convey specific concepts. Both as a figure of speech and as a cognitive phenomenon, the research of metaphor in the ancient Near Eastern written sources has never been thoroughly investigated. Yet the study of metaphor will consent to win a deeper knowledge of the texts and of the system of thinking of the cultures that produced those texts. Therefore, this volume edited by Marta Pallavidini and Ludovico Portuese aims to research metaphor from different perspectives by considering its presence in ancient Near Eastern written documents. The contributions focus on several ancient Near Eastern cultures and encompass more than two millennia as well as examine various topics, from Sumerian literature, to Hittite written sources, to Neo-Assyrian art to the Biblical world. -- From publisher's website.
Subject Metaphor -- Social aspects -- Middle East -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
Metaphor -- Research -- Europe, Western -- Congresses.
Assyro-Babylonian literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Literature, Ancient -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Sumerian literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Ugaritic language -- Figures of speech -- Congresses.
Sumerian language -- Figures of speech -- Congresses.
Akkadian language -- Figures of speech -- Congresses.
Hittite language -- Texts -- Congresses.
Ugaritic language -- Texts -- Congresses.
Metaphor in literature -- Congresses.
Metaphor -- History.
Philosophy, Babylonian.
Métaphore -- Histoire.
Philosophie babylonienne.
Métaphore -- Recherche -- Europe de l'Ouest -- Congrès.
Littérature assyro-babylonienne -- Histoire et critique -- Congrès.
Littérature ancienne -- Histoire et critique -- Congrès.
Littérature sumérienne -- Histoire et critique -- Congrès.
Ougaritique (Langue) -- Figures de rhétorique -- Congrès.
Sumérien (Langue) -- Figures de rhétorique -- Congrès.
Akkadien (Langue) -- Figures de rhétorique -- Congrès.
Ougaritique (Langue) -- Textes -- Congrès.
Métaphore dans la littérature -- Congrès.
Ugaritic language. (OCoLC)fst01160348
Sumerian literature. (OCoLC)fst01138468
Metaphor -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01018294
Metaphor in literature. (OCoLC)fst01018298
Literature, Ancient. (OCoLC)fst01000120
Hittite language. (OCoLC)fst00958398
Assyro-Babylonian literature. (OCoLC)fst00819250
Metaphor (OCoLC)fst01018283
Philosophy, Babylonian (OCoLC)fst01060890
Western Europe. (OCoLC)fst01272478
Middle East. (OCoLC)fst01241586
Chronological Term To 1500
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Conference papers and proceedings. (OCoLC)fst01423772
History (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Pallavidini, Marta.
Portuese, Ludovico.
Other Form: Print version: Pallavidini, Marta. Researching Metaphor in the Ancient Near East. Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag, ©2020 9783447114370
ISBN 9783447390224 (electronic bk.)
3447390220 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000067967518

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