Thursday, December 28, 2006

Rome vs. Assyria   posted by Razib @ 12/28/2006 11:25:00 PM

SharpBlue on Rome vs. Assyria. Interesting fact, the last great Assyrian king, Ashurbanipal, could read and write (remember, this is before widespread use of phonetic script, so this was no mean feat). Thanks to Ashurbanipal's library much of the corpus of Sumerian and Akkadian literature came down to us.