Thursday, February 23, 2017



Bendt Alster, "Paradoxical Proverbs and Satire in Sumerian Literature," Journal of Cuneiform Studies 27.4 (October, 1975) 201-230 (at 212):
The fox urinated into the sea:
"The sea—(all) its surface(?) is my urine!" (he said).
The fox urinated into the Tigris:
"I am causing the high tide to rise!" (he said).

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