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Kassite

 

the language of the Kassites, spoken in the second and first millennia B.C. in western Iran, in the territory of present-day Luristan. About 100 Kassite roots and several grammatical suffixes (apparently agglutinative) have been established based on analysis of Kassite proper names and names for the coats of horses found in Akkadian sources. The relationship between Kassite and Elamite, which was postulated by the German scholars G. Hiising and F. Delitzsch, has not yet received sufficient confirmation.

REFERENCES

Balkan, K. Kassitenstudien. Vol. 1: Die Sprache der Kassiten. New Haven, 1954.
Delitzsch, F. Die Sprache der Kossäer. Leipzig, 1884.
Hiising, G. Die Sprache Elams. Breslau, 1908.
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There are also texts from the Kassite period, but the bulk is from Assyrian times (but clearly of Babylonian origin).
The Amorites, for example, never reunited the Babylonian region into a stable unit: Hammurabi's state split up during the reign of his successor, and Babylonia was not reunified again until Kassite times.
timiras be included among the Kassite words derived from Indo-Aryan.
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describes an adversarial group as "the enemy, the evildoers, the Kassites from the mountains, who cannot be driven back to the mountains.
Note that medical experts bearing the titles asipu/masmassu and asu are mentioned in the royal correspondence between Hatti and Kassite Babylonia (Zaccagnini 1983: 250-54; Bryce 2003: 126-28; Hee[beta]el 2009).
It includes fourteen Kassite, Middle Assyrian, Middle Babylonian, and Syrian texts.
Augustin, 1975), since it contains important chronographic texts not included in Grayson's publication: the Chronicle of the Single Monarchy (= the Sumerian King List), the Assyrian Royal Chronicle (= the Assyrian King List), the Royal Chronicle of Lagas, the Tummal Chronicle, the Eponym Chronicles, and the Chronicle of the Last Kassite Kings and the Kings of Isin.
The connections between Enuma elis and An: Anum were finally brought into the spotlight in the 1980s, when Walther Sommerfeld (1982: 175) resorted to this god list to argue for a Kassite date of composition for Enuma elis.
We master the Amorites Kassites and Hurrians but also learn the proper presentation of a roasted bird: "loosen the jointsÉattach the legs to the sides with a string.
For around 500 years it was home to Babylonian settlers called Kassites and although the Greek emperor Alexander the Great never stopped over on his journey to India, it was governed by his general Nearchus, who is known to have explored the Gulf at least as far south as Bahrain.
One may recall that the major find there between 1994 and 2003 was a cuneiform archive of more than hundred Akkadian texts, some of them dated, in close relation with the Mesopotamian colonisation of Bahrain by the Kassites in the mid-second millennium BC," he said.