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Winners in a Contest of Love

February 14, 2008

Eisenbrauns has posted the winners of its ancient Near East poetry contest. I was tempted to submit something in Ugaritic; but after seeing that Hieroglyphic Luwian received only an honorable mention, I’m glad that I did not attempt.

Kudos to all who won. The level of erudition and plain-old geekdom is astounding. I cower in the presence of those such as you.

(HT: James Spinti)

  1. February 14, 2008 12:58 pm


    It was totally arbitrary 🙂 You might have won.


  2. February 15, 2008 10:30 am

    James, it wasn’t totally arbitrary. Entries were judged, on style, form, creativity, and the quality of the English translation… pretty much anything except the ancient language. 🙂

    Jim, there’s always next year.


  3. jimgetz permalink*
    February 15, 2008 11:43 am


    Are you implying that those who judged the contest were not fluent in Luwian, Hittite, Greek, Hebrew, Demotic, etc. etc.? I’m shocked! Shocked, I tell you!

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