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Study & Research Ancient Mesopotamia 3300-331 B.C.E.: Social Class and Economy

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Disputations were a Sumerian literary genre in which two comparable entities were imagined to present arguments for the superiority of one over the other. The debate is typically set at a banquet after the participants have eaten and drunk. The final two lines of the Disputation between Ewe and Wheat are also known as an independent proverb in Sumerian.

When upon the Hill of Heaven and Earth
An had spawned the divine Godlings,—
Since godly Wheat had not yet been spawned or created with them,
Nor had the yarn of the godly Weaver been fashioned in the Land,
Not had the loom of the godly Weaver even been pegged out,
For Ewe had not yet appeared, nor were there numerous lambs. . . .




The people of those distant days
Knew not bread to eat,
They knew not cloth to wear;
They...


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