Writings of Early Scholars in the Ancient Near East, Egypt, by Annette Imhausen

By Annette Imhausen

Drugs, astronomy, facing numbers - even the cultures of the ""pre-modern"" global provide a wealthy spectrum of clinical texts. yet how are they top translated? Is it adequate to translate the resources into glossy clinical language, and thereby, especially, to spot their deficits? Or wouldn't it be greater to undertake the point of view of the assets themselves, unusual as they're, just for them to not be adequately understood via smooth readers? well known representatives of varied disciplines and traditions current a arguable and positive dialogue of those difficulties.

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La an-nu-u šu-u le-ɻu-u-tú ša έup-šar-ru-ti Ist nicht (genau) dies die Kunst der Schriftgelehrtheit, ša-ki-i an-ni-i uš-ta-bal-u-ni indem ich auf diese Weise argumentiere? da-ba-bu-u lu-u na-ɻi-id Soll (etwa) Gerede Aufmerksamkeit finden? Der hier in Ausschnitten zitierte Text ist in mehrfacher Hinsicht problematisch: die Vorgeschichte ist – wie so häufig in Briefen – unbekannt. Aufgrund der Beschädigungen im unteren Tafelteil ist die Argumentation teilweise verloren; und schließlich erschweren eine ganze Reihe grammatikalischer wie lexikalischer Probleme das Verständnis.

46 Die Mikrostruktur, d. h. die innere Gliederung einzelner Eintragsgruppen kann darüber hinaus inhaltlich argumentierende Techniken nutzen: Analogie, Gegensatz, Reihung, systematische Attraktion. SAR sar ditto (b) Deduktion (Gruppenvokabular Cuneiform Texts from Babylonian Tablets in the British Museum XVIII 29 i 48–50) nõmequ („Weisheit“) zu zu kaspu („Silber“) zu ͫurãΣu („Gold“) (c) Logische Meta-Ebenen zum Eintrag ‚gú‘ (Cuneiform Texts from Babylonian Tablets in the British Museum XII 10, 40–50) gú kišãdu („Schulter, Nacken; Böschung“) semantische rõšu („Kopf“) Approximation Akrophonie + semant.

Welche Auswirkungen hat die je spezifische Textgattung, da doch der Grad der Verbindlichkeit wechselt: kanonische Serien und Texte der Schul- bzw. Gelehrtentradition nehmen im Verhältnis zu dem darin Beschriebenen eine andere Position ein als gelehrte Korrespondenz oder Verwaltungstexte. Auch hat die funktionale Orientierung der Texte Konsequenzen für die Darstellung. Mythische Erzählungen und Lehrgedichte argumentieren auf einer anderen Ebene als mathematische Problemtexte. Jeder Text ist damit als Untersuchungsgegenstand polyvalent.

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