By Raymond A. Bowman
We've got Raymond Bowman's lengthy awaited variation of the Aramaic texts from Persepolis, unearthed through the excursion by way of the college of Chicago less than Erich F. Schmidt among 1936 and 1938. Bowman has assembled vital info at the chronology of Persepolis in the course of the first 1/2 the 5th century B.C. from the non-public names and authentic titles indexed within the Aramaic texts. He exhibits acumen in attacking sure textual difficulties, and his statement and creation give you the pupil with info important for a formal realizing of this corpus of a few 2 hundred short, formulaic inscriptions written on a number of stone implements-mortars and pestles, plates and trays-found within the treasury at Persepolis. [From a piece of writing by way of Baruch A. Levine within the magazine of the yank Oriental Society ninety two (1972) 70-79].