SASA Master Class: The Ludlul Hymn to Marduk
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About the Event
Previous participation and previous knowledge not required.
This session is run by Dr Martin Worthington, an Assyriologist at Trinity College Dublin. You will be reading the first 40-lines of the Babylonian Poem of the Righteous Sufferer (‘Ludlul’), which constitute a hymn in praise of Marduk, chief god of Babylon.
You will see that the picture of Marduk which emerges from the hymn is jarringly inconsistent: is he a merciful god, or a vengeful one? Wrathful or merry?
Presenting an argument which he published together with Michela Piccin in the Revue d’Assyriologie, Dr Worthington will attempt to answer these questions.
Participants will recieve links to our Live Syllabus where readings and discussions are posted in the confirmation email after registration.