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Taking no food (1)

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11 Language, communication, libraries and education

Greek Archaic Age
Sumerian Ur III Empire
Greek poets
Old Testament

Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta 389-390:
After thus he had been telling him, he went into the back of his bedroom and lay there refusing food.

1 Kings 21:4:
And Ahab went into his house … and he lay on his bed and turned his face away, and ate no food.

Homer, Odyssey 4.787-790:
But she, the wise Penelope, lay there in her upper chamber, touching no food, tasting neither meat nor drink, pondering whether her peerless son would escape death, or be slain by the insolent wooers.

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Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta 389-390
Homer, Odyssey 4.787-790
1 Kings 21:4


West 1997, 421West, Martin L. The East Face of Helicon. West Asiatic Elements in Greek Poetry and Myth. Oxford: Clarendon Press 1997.

Amar Annus

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