AS 24.

The Hittite Instruction for the Royal Bodyguard.

H. G. Güterbock and T. P. J. van den Hout.

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The Hittite Instruction for the Royal Bodyguard gives a long and detailed description of all the members of the king’s cortege from the moment he leaves the palace in the morning for a court procedure until his return later in the day. The text dates from the 15th century B.C. Apart from being interesting from a linguistic point of view, this instruction contains many points of interest for archaeologists and historians alike because of its descriptions of buildings, wagons, chariots, and other realia. This edition offers a full transliteration and translation of the Hittite text, a summary of its contents, a commentary as well as a separate discussion of some architectural terms. An exhaustive glossary concludes the book.

  • Assyriological Studies 24
  • Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 1991
  • Pp. xvi + 99
  • • 7.50 x 10.50 in.
  • Out of print