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Glossenkeil and Indentation on Hittite Tablets  (2020)

Authors:
Pisaniello, V.
Title:
Glossenkeil and Indentation on Hittite Tablets
Year:
2020
Type of item:
Articolo in Rivista
Tipologia ANVUR:
Articolo su rivista
Language:
Inglese
Format:
A Stampa
Referee:
Name of journal:
ALTORIENTALISCHE FORSCHUNGEN
ISSN of journal:
0232-8461
N° Volume:
47
Number or Folder:
1
Page numbers:
123-142
Keyword:
Glossenkeil, indentation, Hittite palaeography, cuneiform, scribal practice
Short description of contents:
In this paper, I will address the issue of the use of the Glossenkeil as a mark of indented line in Hittite texts, based on a complete collection of the occurrences of this practice found in the texts published so far. After outlining the main functions of the Glossenkeil in Hittite texts and establishing a typology of line indentations, I will argue that the Glossenkeil should not be properly regarded as a mark of indentation, but as a mark of the beginning of the line, which pointed out that indentation was merely accidental, and should not have been reproduced in future copies of the text. Furthermore, the case of some Hittite words unexpectedly marked by the Glossenkeil will be reconsidered based on the non-lexical functions of this sign. Finally, I will show how the analysis of this scribal practice can be useful for the identification of the hands of the scribes, and, based on it, I will suggest that two manuscripts of the funerary ritual, KUB 30.24+ and KUB 39.7+, were drafted by the same scribe.
Web page:
https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/aofo/47/1/article-p123.xml
Product ID:
115879
Handle IRIS:
11562/1023609
Last Modified:
January 26, 2021
Bibliographic citation:
Pisaniello, V., Glossenkeil and Indentation on Hittite Tablets «ALTORIENTALISCHE FORSCHUNGEN» , vol. 47 , n. 12020pp. 123-142

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