Oman was probably the major source of copper and of stones such as the diorite/olivine-gabbros so popular for royal statuary in the Agade
and Ur III periods.
Piotr Taracha (Warsaw: Agade
, 2002), 133-41, at 135f.
The Mythological Repertory in Cylinder Seals of the Agade
Sargon II of Assyria and Sargon of Agade
," in Munuscula Mesopotamica: Festschrift fur Johannes Renger, ed.
Daniel Block's paper investigates fourteen Mesopotamian texts from the Sumerian Curse of Agade
to the Cyrus Cylinder with parallels to Ezekiel's motif of the abandonment of a city or land by a god.
that could be experienced as a monument, comparable to the stelae of Eannatum of Lagash, Naram-Sin of Agade
, and Hammurabi of Babylon in the Louvre.
Cooper, The Curse of Agade
(Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ.
20), "There is a king in Agade
," hence, capital punishment for a man from Agade
was reserved for the king of Agade
The comparison with a mountain mined for metal ore is also found in the Curse of Agade
, line 109, and is used there similarly to express the idea of disturbance and confusion.
Note Cooper's criticism, Curse of Agade
, 9, 13 and note 41.
In view of this debate, in which Westenholz offers reasons to take her own position, her omission of any discussion of her attribution of text 14 to Naram-Sin of Agade
Furthermore, he cites a late tradition about Sargon of Akkad that criticizes his building a replica of Babylon next to Agade