• SAA 04 001




  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Nineveh
  • Extispicy Query
  • military and political


SAA 04, 001

SAA 04 001. Will the King of Phrygia or Mugallu Attack a Fortress of Melid? (BM 099108) [military and political]

o 1o 1

[dUTU EN GAL-ú šá a-šal-lu-ka an]-nam GI.NA a-pal-⸢an⸣-[ni]

(1) [Šamaš, great lord], give me a firm positive ans[wer to what I am asking you]!

o 22

[TA UD NE-i UD x-KÁM šá ITI NE-i ITI].⸢SIG₄ EN UD 23-KÁM šá ITI TU-ba ITI.ŠU šá MU [NE-ti]

(2) [From this day, the day of this month, the month Siv]an (III), to the 23rd day of the coming month, the month Tammuz (IV) of [this ye]ar, [for thes]e [... days and nights], the term stipulated for the performance of (this) extispicy within [this stipu]lated term,

o 33

[a-na x UD-MEŠ x MI-MEŠ an-na]-⸢ti ši-kin RI --ti .ḪAL-ti i-na ši-kin RI [UR₅-]

o 44

[lu-ú mx x x x LUGAL] KUR⸣.muš-ku lu-ú ERIM-MEŠ .gi-mir-ra-a.a šá it-[ti-šú]

(4) [will either NN, the king of] Phrygia, or the Cimmerian troops who [are allied] w[ith him, or Mugallu and the troops allied wi]th him, or any other enemy [strive and plan to take] or [..., a fortress of the ci]ty Melid?

o 55

[lu-ú mmu-gal-lu a-di ERIM-MEŠ šá] it⸣-ti-šú lu-ú .KÚR mál GÁL-MEŠ-[ú]

o 66

[URU.x x x x bir-ti? šá?] URU⸣.mi-li-di lu-⸢ú [x x]

o 77

[x x x x x x x x] x x [x] šá? URU UR₅- URU.[x x x]

(7) [...] of that city, [...]

rest broken away


rbeginning broken away

r 1'1'

[x x x x x x x x x x x] URU.mi-[li-di]

(r 1) [...] the city Me[lid ......]

r 2'2'

[x x x x x x x x x x x] DU-ma a-na [x x x]

(r 2) [(whether)] he will come and [...] to [......]

r 3'3'

[i-na ŠÀ UDU.NÍTA NE-i GUB-za-am-ma an-na GI.NA] GIŠ.ḪUR-MEŠ SILIM-MEŠ UZU-⸢MEŠ [ta-mit]

(r 3) [Be present in this ram, pl]ace (in it) [a firm positive answer], favorable designs, [favorable, propitious] omen[s by the oracular command of your great divinity], and may I [see (them)].

r 4'4'

[SIG₅-MEŠ SILIM-MEŠ šá SILIM-tim šá KA DINGIR-ti-ka GAL-ti šuk]-nam-ma lu-[mur]

r 5'5'

[UGU DINGIR-ti-ka GAL-ti dUTU EN GAL-ú lil]-⸢lik⸣-ma KIN li-tap-[pal]

(r 5) [May (this query) g]o [to your great divinity, O Šamaš, great lord], and may an oracle be given as an an[swer].

Copyright Ivan Starr and the Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 1990. The annotated edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0.