AS 24. The Hittite Instruction for the Royal Bodyguard
H. G. Güterbock and T. P. J. van den Hout
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
- Paperback 7.50 x 10.50 in
- Out of print