Telipinus

Telipinus

 

(also Telepinus), a king of the late Hittite Old Kingdom of the 16th century B.C. Telipinus reestablished the pankus (national assembly), giving it the power to investigate disputes between the king and members of the royal family and to convene a meeting (tuliyas) to pass judgment on the king if it was decided he had infringed on the rights of his relatives. Telipinus consolidated reforms regarding the royal succession that had been initiated by King Hattusilis I, and he introduced laws that remained in effect throughout the history of the Hittite Kingdom. A legislative reform that considerably alleviated punishments and abolished certain ancient customs has been attributed to Telipinus.

REFERENCE

“Dokument Telepina.” In the collection Khrestomatiia po istorii Drevnego Vostoka. Edited by V. V. Struve and D. G. Reder. Moscow, 1963. Pages 306–09.
References in periodicals archive ?
See already for the Old Kingdom the "Telipinu Edict" (CTH 19, Inge Hoffmann, Der Erlass Telipinus [Heidelberg: Carl Winter, 1984]) i 8-12, 18-20.
Hoffmann, Der Erla[Beta] Telipinus, Texte der Hethiter, vol.