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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

CONTENTS:
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

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