Meanwhile, on the assyriological front, Nicolas Postgate is such an adorable dork!

Posted: November 27, 2009 in akkadian
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From Postgate’s review of Brigitte Menzel’s book about Assyrian temples(1):

“A study of the temples of Assyria is, like most things Neo-Assyriam, long overdue, and we are fortunate that Dr Menzel has undertaken this with the painstaking philological standards that we have come to expect of the Heidelberg students.”

Heh. Can you smell it? It’s the 19th century!

Also, from the article about “Assyrian Porsche”:

“Chikako Watanabe pointed out to me that the passage assigned under citation I to Tiglath-pileser is in fact from Assur-bel-kala’s Broken Obelisk (AKA 139:10), an error resulting from a homoioteleuton on my part.”

Aw. I can’t decide whether it’s more adorable or passive-aggressive(2).

Postgate, he’s such a dork! <3<3<3

 

(1) I NEEDED THAT BOOK WTF IS WROOOOONG WITH YOU LIBRARY I LOVE YOU AND YOU JUST ARGH T___T.

(2) Homoioteleuton.

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