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Anyone Have Need of an Ancient Assyrian Dictionary?

 
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Tom
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Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:54 pm    Post subject: Anyone Have Need of an Ancient Assyrian Dictionary? Reply with quote

There are a few lines in the article mentioning divination.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110604/ap_on_re_us/us_postcard_the90_year_dictionary_project
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horarcek



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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Tom,

not only few lines, the whole article is very interesting.

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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can actually legally download the entire thing for free from the Oriental Institute's site.
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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mithra, can you tell me where you found the download link?

Thanks!
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handn



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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Tom for bringing this to our attention.

What an incredible piece of work!

I did some searching on the OI's history blog the other day and found that they started the dictionary on 1st October 1921, although no time was given.... on that date there was a solar eclipse in Libra, and Jupiter was still conjoining Saturn (although across a sign boundary -- Virgo to Libra). Venus and Mars were conjoining too (in Virgo). Add Mercury in Scorpio and, well, what a day to start such a thing!

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The work on the CAD began October 1, 1921 in the basement of the old Haskell Oriental Museum of the University of Chicago


http://oihistory.blogspot.com/2008/09/i-j-gelb-introduction-assyrian.html

http://oihistory.blogspot.com/2008_09_01_archive.html

To download --

It has to be downloaded section by section. I had a look the other day, and it's both remarkable and somehow spine-tinglingly beautiful to read.

The little red icons over in the rightmost column... (next to the US Dollar signs -- don't worry, it is free to download the pdf files)

http://oi.uchicago.edu/research/pubs/catalog/cad/

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H.
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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes its great for researchers of ancient astrology - well worth the segmented downloads.

Thanks for letting us know about this
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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now finally, people (including me) will be able to decipher my handwriting Smile .
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