Babylonian and Assyrian Literature eBook

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From among my valiant servants, to whom Ashur the Lord gave strength and power, in 30 of my chariots, select companies of my troops and bands of my warriors who were expert in battle, I gathered together.  I proceeded to the extensive country of Miltis,[1] which did not obey me; it consisted of strong mountains and a difficult land.  Where it was easy I traversed it in my chariots:  where it was difficult I went on foot.  In the country of Aruma, which was a difficult land, and impracticable to the passage of my chariots, I left the chariots and marched in front of my troops.  Like ...[2] on the peak of the rugged mountains, I marched victoriously.  The country of Miltis,[1] like heaps of stubble, I swept.  Their fighting men in the course of the battle like chaff I scattered.  Their movables, their wealth and their valuables I plundered.  Many of their cities I burned with fire.  I imposed on them religious service[1], and offerings and tribute.

[Footnote 1:  Eshtish. (Fox Talbot.)]

[Footnote 2:  Lacuna.]

[Footnote 3:  Hostages.  Fox Talbot.  For further and subsequent various readings see the edition of 1857.]


Tiglath Pileser, the illustrious warrior, the opener of the roads of the countries, the subjugator of the rebellious ...[1] he who has overrun the whole Magian world.

[Footnote 1:  Lacuna.]


I subdued the extensive country of Subair, which was in rebellion.  The countries of Alza and Purukhuz, which deferred their tribute and offerings, the yoke of my empire heavily upon them I imposed, decreeing that they should bring their tribute and offerings into my presence in the city of Ashur.  While I was on this expedition, which the Lord Ashur, committing to my hand a powerful rebel subduing army, ordered for the enlargement of the frontiers of his territory, there were 4,000 of the Kaskaya and Hurunaya rebellious tribes of the Kheti[1] who had brought under their power the cities of Subarta, attached to the worship of Ashur, my Lord (so that) they did not acknowledge dependence on Subarta.  The terror of my warlike expedition overwhelmed them.  They would not fight, but submitted to my yoke.  Then I took their valuables, and 120[2] of their chariots fitted to the yoke, and I gave them to the men of my own country.

[Footnote 1:  Hittites.]

[Footnote 2:  Two “soss.”]


In the course of this my expedition, a second time I proceeded to the country of Comukha.  I took many of their cities.  Their movables, their wealth, and their valuables I plundered.  Their cities I burnt with fire, I destroyed and overthrew.  The soldiers of their armies, who from before the face of my valiant servants fled away, they would not engage with me in the fierce battle:  to save

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