RA 45, 182f. (Sargon the Conquering Hero)

SEAL no. 1548

Copy / Photo
181 (photo)
182–183 (copy)
Tablet Siglum
AO 6702
Collection
Louvre, Paris
Studies
189–235
107–112 (Text B)
Genre / Classification
Epics, Sargon
Provenance
Unknown
Text

Col. i

1       [at-t]u-nu-ma tu-ta-ak-ki-la-ni-in-ni

2       [aš-š]um ḫa-ar-mi na-ri-ka

3       [t]a-ap-ta-a uz-né-ia-a

4       [l]i-ib-bu-um iš-du-um ti-bu-um qú-ra-du-tum

5       [š]u-ta-tu-ku-nu-ši-im pa-na iš-tu ul-la

6       [x] ⌈x x⌉-ku-nu-ši-im qú-ur-du-um

7       [ú-š]a-pi-ú nu-ḫu-uš ni-ku-la

8       [x]-⌈x⌉-a šu-qá-a šu-di-a šu-ur-ḫ[a]

9       [...] ⌈x⌉-šu na x lu ú ṭe-ḫi-a ṣa-ab-[t]a?

10     i-na-an-na-a-ma a-ša-re-du-um is-sà-a[k-k]a-ar

11     te-er pa-ag-ru-uk šu-ku-ut-ta-ka

12     t[i-i]l-li-ka

13     wu-⌈sú-um⌉ [ki-š]a-di-i-ka ši-it-ka-na-a[m]

14     šu-ur-ḫu-ul-la-[š]u

15     pi-ka li-ib-ba-ka li-wa-ʾì-ir

16     ù li-ib-ba-ka li-wa-ʾì-ir bi-ir-ki-ka

17     an-na mi-it-ḫu-ru-um-ma ša qar-ra-di

18     ur-ra-am qá-ab-lam Ak-ka-de ú-ša-ar-ra

19     [i]-si-nu-um ša mu-ti in-ni-pu-uš

20     i-ḫi-il-la ḫa-ʾì-la-tum

21     ur-ta-am-ma-ka da-ma a-li-ta-an

22     a-iš [i]-si-in-nam i-na-aṭ-ṭa-lu ú-šu-ur-ru

23     uš-ta-ab ta-ap-pu-ú-um a-ḫa-am-ma

24     ù na-ḫi-iš a-wi-lum ša ur-ra-am in-nam-ra

25     i-na ša-pa-ri-im

26     pi-šu e-te-el a-na a-pa-[a]l [ša]r-ri

27     ú-ul i-šu ge-ri-i i-na um-ma-an ša[r-ri]

28     [i-n]a li-ib-bi [ki-i]ṣ-ri

29     [ú]-ul šu-ta-ar-[r]u-uḫ

30     ki-ma ur-ra-am tu-uš-ta-ra-ḫu

31     i-na qé-re-eb ekalli(É.GAL)-li

32     ta-ak-li-ma-tim li-im-ḫu-r[a]

33     sú-kal-k[a]

34     ka-ak-ki na-ki-ri mu-ḫu-ur sí-in-

35     -na-as-sú

36     a-ta-aḫ-da-kum-ma šar-rum a-li-li

37     li-še-di-kum

 

Col. ii

38     ṣa-lam-ka li-iš-zi-iz i-[n]a ma-ḫa-[ar]

39     []a-al-mi-šu

40     e-ru-ús-sú-un ṣa-li-lum ú-ḫa-li-iq

41     n[a-a]ḫ-du a-lam ú-ša-al-li-im a-na be-lí [(x)]

42     ú-bi-il-ma qá-as-sú um-ma-nam

43     ú-ta-ab-bi-i[b]

44     mi-ri da-an-nu-tim a-li-li uš-[ta-li-ik]

45     40 li-mi mi-it-x-tu [x (x)]

46     šu-ut i-na-li-im 3-šu qú-[ra-du-tim]

47     šu-ut ša-ak-[ni?]

48     i-ra-at ḫu-ra-aṣ ḫa-pi-[ru]

49     i-[n]a ka-ar Ḫa-ši-im-ma

50     šu-ut pa-ar-zi-il-li

51     na-šu re-eš na-ap-lu-ḫa-tim

52     na-al-ba-aš šu-ut ki-ti ša-ad-du-[a??]

53     em-qá-am bi-ir-ki-im

54     šu-ta-tu-ú qú-ur-da-am

55     šu-ut ki-ma ka-ak-ka-bi

56     ú-ga-ri sà-aḫ-pu

57     it-ta-aḫ-ba-at Šar-rum-ki-in

58     a-na ma-tim ša Ú-ta-ra-pa-áš-tim

59     tu-ša ge-ri-ma qí-iš-tum ig-re-e-šu

60     iš-ku-un ek-le-tam

61     a-na nu-úr ša-ma-i

62     id-ḫi-im ša-am-šu-um

63     ka-ak-ka-ak-ka-bu ú-ṣú-ú

64     a-na na-ak-ri-im

65     ša-ak-nu du-ru ša na-ak-ri a-na 9?⌉ ⌈ti!-ši!⌉-šu-nu

66     a-la[m] b[u-l]am al-pa-am ù i!-mé-ra-am

67     mi-i[t-ḫa-r]i-[i]š ik-[mi]

68     i-na [UD-mi-šu]-ma ši-mu-ur-t[a ...]

69     [ma-an-d]a-at Ak-ka-di ša iš-ti-i-šu

70     ⌈ù ma-an-da-at Ak-ka-di li-ta-atit?-ru?⌉

71     a-lam ut-te-er a-na ti-li ù kàr-mi

72     50 bērê(DANNA-e) ki-di ekallim(É.GAL) is-sú-[uḫ]

73     [x]-me-ed ú-ul iḫ-mu-ṭa-am

74     [ka-ṣa]-ṣú-um? ik-ṣú-uṣ

 

Col. iii

75     50 a-la-ni t[u]-uq-ma!?-tum [...]      

76     i-na mu-uḫ-ḫu-u[m] ra-ti [...]

77     ⌈tu!?-ru!?⌉-UD [...]

78     [...]-x-tum šu-uḫ-zu ⌈UD?⌉ [...]

79     t[u?- ...]-ḫu-ra-am [...]

80     [... ú]-ši-ir-da-a[m ...] x x [...]

81     [... a]-na ú?⌉-[x]-te [...]

82     [...] ma-⌈x⌉-ma ṣa-lam š[ar?-ri?]

83     [...] ⌈x x x⌉ pa?⌈x⌉ [...]

84     [...] ⌈x⌉ [...]

85     [...] tu u[l? ...]

86     [...] ⌈x x x⌉ [x]-ri

87     [...] ⌈x na x⌉ [x x (x)] re-mi-im

88     [...] ⌈x⌉-bi

89     [... š]a-ri it-ta-ad-di-in

90     [...] ⌈x-ri pi-it-qí

91     [...] it-ta-ad-di-in

92     [... il-l]i-ku

93     [...] be-lí

94     [...] i-na pa-ra-ki-šu

95     [...]-⌈in?⌉

96     [...] ⌈x⌉ [x] ⌈a?-na-ku

97     [...]-l[a?-k]a š[a]r?-rum

98     […] ⌈x-al-zie-ni-ir-ma

99     [...] ⌈x-ar ra-šu-ú-ma? ap-pu-ul [x x] ⌈la?⌉-a-šu

100   [...] e-ni-ir-ma

101   [... i-n]a p[a]-ni-šu ši-im-tam

102   [A]-mu-ur-ra-[am e-n]i-ir-ma

103   ⌈x x x x x x⌉ [x ma-ḫa-a]r AN [x x] aq-[q]í

104   Su-bir4-t[um!?] e-ni-ir-ma

105   [...] ⌈AŠ⌉-tam l[i-i]b-ša-am ù li-⌈x x⌉-tam a[š-lu-ul]

106   Gi?-x-x-a?⌉-am e-ni-ir-m[a]

107   e-ṣe-en4-šu i-na a-mi-im-ma e-r[e?-di?-ši?]

108   [...] ni?⌉ [...] ⌈x x x⌉

109   K[a-a]r-k[a]-mi-i[š?] e-ni-ir-ma

110   [...] ta? [... aš-k]u-na-aš-šu di-ir-re-t[am]

111   [...]-ki-a e-ni-ir-ma

112   [... d]i-ir ⌈x⌉ [...] ⌈x⌉-ut-ta-[...]

113   [... e-ni-ir]-ma

 

Col. iv

114   [iṣ-ṣi(?)]- šuab-[tu]-uq si-pi-it-[ta]m aš-ku-[u]n

115   [...]-za-amki e-ni-ir-ma

116   [x x]-un ga ir ⌈x⌉ [x]-nu-[m]a

117   [i-š]a-tam ad-di

118   [i]š-tu ak-sú-šu-nu-ti lu [...]-ši-ru-šu-n[u ...]

119   a-na ma-[ḫa]-ar [DINGIR]-šu ši x⌉ [x (x)]-ma

120   Šar-ru-ki-[i]n um-ma-tam ú-na-ḫ[a]-ad

121   a-ga-n[a š]ar-rum ša i-ša-a[n-na]-na-an-ni

122   ša a-na-ku at-ta-al-l[a]-k[u]

123   šu-ú li-it-ta-[l]a-a[k]

Translation

1       “[Yo]u have encouraged me

2       because of your hidden(?) …

3       [y]ou have informed me.

4       Courage, discipline, aggression, and valor

5       have always come together for you before.

6       … for you heroism

7       they have produced the plenty which we enjoyed.

8       … lift up! proclaim! be proud!

9       … draw near! (and) seize (it)!”

10     Now, then, spoke the foremost in rank:

11     “Restore your jewelry to your body,

12     your equipment!

13     Certainly, you are endowed with sense. Your attacker is the enemy of ...

14     ...

15     Let your mouth command your heart

16     and your heart command your legs!

17     Here, then, is the clash of heroes

18     Tomorrow Akkade will commence battle,

19     the festival of men will be held

20     The women feel their labor pains,

21     the two giving birth are bathed in blood.

22     Where shall the comrades observe the festival?

23     The companion is seated apart,

24     and the man prospers who will have appeared tomorrow

25     in command.”

26     His speech was lordly in answer to the king.

27     He had no opponents among the forces of the king.

28     Amidst the troops

29     he was not vainglorious.

30     “That you should tomorrow be extolled

31     in the palace

32–33   your vizier should receive instructions.”

34     Take on the weapon of the enemies, his

35     shield

36     I have attended to you, o King, my warrior,

37     he shall make it known to you(?).

            

Col. ii   

38     He shall erect a statue of you before

39     his own statues.

40     The sleeper destroyed their wakefulness,

41     the vigilant preserved the city for the lord.

42–43   He put forth his hand and purified the army.

44     He let loose the mighty bullocks, the warriors,

45     40 thousand…

46     those from the city(?), thrice heroic

47     those appointed,

48     girded with breastplates of gold,

49     those from the quay of Ḫaššum,

50     the ironclad,

51     those who attend in reverence,

52     those from the mountains, with cloaks of linen(?)

53     skilled of leg,

54     joined together in heroism,

55     who like the stars

56     cover the meadows.

57     Sargon journeyed

58     to the land of Utanapashtim,

59     as if an opponent, the forest opposed him.

60     It imposed darkness

61     on the light of the heavens.

62     The sun grew dark,

63     the stars came out

64     against the enemy.

65     The fortresses of the enemy were set nine times.

66     City, herds, cattle and sheep,

67     he bound together.

68     At that time he … Simurr[um]

69     The tribute of Akkade, which was with him,

70     and the tribute of Akkade, which was split off, he led away

71     the city he turned to heaps and ruins.

72     50 leagues around the palace he uprooted.

73     … which he did not burn

74     he …

            

Col. iii  

75     50 cities did the battles …

76     …

77     …

78     … were burned …

79     …

80     … he pursued …

81     …

82     … a statue of the king …

83     …

84     …

85     …

86     …

87     … of mercy

88     …

89     … he gave

90     …

91     …

92     … went

93     … my lord

94     … on his dais

95     …

96     … am I

97     … the king

98     … I killed

99     … that they had I destroyed … 

100   … I killed

101   … destiny before him

102   I destroyed Amurru

103   … before … I sacrificed

104   I destroyed Suba[rtu]

105   … clothing and … I plu[ndered]

106   I destroyed Gi-…-um(?)

107   I loaded it onto a raft and …

108   …

109   I destroyed Carchemish

110   [… I im]posed a lash

111   I destroyed […]-kia

112   …

113   [I destroyed] …

            

Col. iv  

114   I felled its [timber?], placed lamentation.

115   I destroyed …-zum(?)

116   …

117   I put to the fire.

118   After I had bound them I … 

119   Before his [god] …

120   Sargon instructs the main force:

121   “Now let the king who would become my equal

122–3   travel himself where I travel.”

Revision History
Hess, Christian W.
Catalogue
01/01/12
Hess, Christian W.
Transliteration, translation,
27/12/12
Streck, Michael P.
Corrections
28/12/12