By Raymond A. Bowman
Now we have Raymond Bowman's lengthy awaited version of the Aramaic texts from Persepolis, unearthed in the course of the excursion through the collage of Chicago less than Erich F. Schmidt among 1936 and 1938. Bowman has assembled vital facts at the chronology of Persepolis throughout the first 1/2 the 5th century B.C. from the non-public names and legit titles indexed within the Aramaic texts. He exhibits acumen in attacking yes textual difficulties, and his observation and advent give you the pupil with details helpful for a formal realizing of this corpus of a few 200 short, formulaic inscriptions written on numerous stone implements-mortars and pestles, plates and trays-found within the treasury at Persepolis. [From an editorial via Baruch A. Levine within the magazine of the yank Oriental Society ninety two (1972) 70-79].
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3). 6 Much less likely is the possibility that the word is hybrid, with the Persian affix -ana, often used with Persian words to designate a place; cf. Meillet and Benveniste, Grammaire, pp. 154-55, Sec. 265. 7 Altheim and Stiehl, Aramaische Sprache I 18. 8 Ibid. His error depends on a single text (No. 39) published by Schmidt (Persepolis II, P1. 23:3). But the word srk occurs with such frequency and clarity that there is no question of its spelling. 9 A. U. Pope, "Persepolis as a Ritual City," Archeology X (1957) 123-30.
122). A broken text (No. 58) contains a partial name of a segan that cannot be identified. The name Swrty, which is listed as a segan in No. 120, is probably a scribal error. THE TREASURER The spelling of the Persian title "treasurer" in the Aramaic ritual texts closely approximates 27 the consonantal structure of the word in its Old Persian (ganzabara) and Akkadian (ganzatexts, is also encountered baru) forms. The title, which occurs regularly in the Aramaic ritual 28 at least once in the Aramaic fortification tablets from Persepolis.
His error depends on a single text (No. 39) published by Schmidt (Persepolis II, P1. 23:3). But the word srk occurs with such frequency and clarity that there is no question of its spelling. 9 A. U. Pope, "Persepolis as a Ritual City," Archeology X (1957) 123-30. edu THE PLACE 21 in these texts, 10 Cameron has suggested that srk, prkn, and hst are perhaps fortresses lying east of Persepolis, probably in Arachosia. He thus assumes that the vessels were brought to Persepolis from remote places by visitors attending the New Year's Festival or by men just passing through who wanted the "ritual capital" to have a memorial of their presence there.
Aramaic Ritual Texts from Persepolis (Oriental Institute Publications) by Raymond A. Bowman