Epic and History in Hittite Anatolia: In Search of a Local Hero

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEpic and History
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781405193078
StatePublished - 17 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Communicative, relational approach to epic
  • Epic and history in Hittite Anatolia - in search of a local hero
  • Hittite or Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) material
  • Hurrian Storm-god Teššub
  • Searching for a Hittite hero - "The return of Odysseus"
  • So-called Siege of UrIu, Old Hittite composition written in Akkadian with Hittite glosses
  • Song of Release - destruction of Syrian city of Ebla and release of war captives
  • Songs, chants, and poems in Hittite Anatolia - from rich ritual literature
  • The King of Battle - narrating Sargon's conquest of Anatolian city of Puru
  • Watkins, rendering alati wiluIati as "steep Wiluša" - famous epithet for Ilium in the Iliad

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