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Extra resources for Aššur is King! Aššur is King! : Religion in the Exercise of Power in the Neo-Assyrian Empire (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)
E. hellenistic romance of Ninus, called by some the Ninopedia, is a formulaic erotic tale of the relationship between the 17-year-old Assyrian prince and his lachrymose, tonguetied 13-year-old cousin, Semiramis. "16 Their marriage takes place; later, the pining Ninus is separated from his beloved by that staple hellenistic literary wheeze, a shipwreck. The characters of Ninus and Semiramis in the preserved portions of the Ninopedia bear no discernable resemblance to their grimly efficient namesakes in the oriental saga of Diodorus (II, 3, 4-20, 20); still less do they behave like Iron-Age Assyrians.
132-35). 1(5 B. E. Perry, The Ancient Romances. A Literary-Historical Account of "Their Origins (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1967) 157, and see his treatment of the work in 153-80, together with the summary of T. Hagg, The Novel in Antiquity (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1983) 17. On the genre of the hellenistic romance, see the insightful remarks in R. F. C. D. 400, edited by S. E. Porter (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1998) 445-65. 17 Tiglath-pileser, Palnesser, Shalmanesser, Pul, Sargon, and Osnappar; b.
Brill, 1996); G. Toloni, '"Per non entrare nel templo' (2 Re 23, flab) Storia dell'interpretazione di un sintagma," EstBib 55 (1997) 143-69; R. Kletter, "Pots and Polities: Material Remains of Late Iron Age Judah in Relation to its Political Borders," BASOR 314 (1999) 27. K King Josiah, compared with David or Hezekiah, was an insignificant figure in Jewish and Christian scholarship up to the mid-nineteenth century, when, among other factors, the modern periodization of historical events obliged biblical exegetes to correlate Josiah's reign with Assyria.