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To refer to a slave woman, for example, the scribe used the sign for woman (line B) and the sign for mountain (line C) — literally, “mountain woman” (line D). Because the Sumerians regularly obtained their slave women from the mountains, this combination of signs was easily understandable. The next step was to simplify the system. Instead of drawing pictures, scribes developed signs that represented ideas. Thus the signs became ideograms: they symbolized ideas. The sign for star could also be used to indicate heaven, sky, or even god.
In towns and cities, the nuclear family — father, mother, and children — was more dependent on its immediate neighbors than on kinfolk. At one time scholars thought that agriculture originated in the ancient Near East and gradually spread elsewhere. Contemporary work, however, points to a more complex pattern of development. e. Four main points of origin have been identiﬁed. In the Near East, people at sites as far apart as Tepe Yahya in modern Iran, Jarmo in Iraq, Jericho in Palestine, and Hacilar in modern Turkey raised wheat, barley, peas, and lentils.
Oh, father Utnapishtim, you who have entered the assembly of the gods, I wish to question you concerning the living and the dead, how shall I ﬁnd the life for which I am searching? Utnapishtim said, “There is no permanence. Do we build a house to stand forever, do we seal a contract to hold for all time? Do brothers divide an inheritance to keep forever, does the ﬂoodtime of rivers endure? . What is there between the master and the servant when both have fulﬁlled their doom? When the Anunnaki [the gods of the underworld], the judges, come together, and Mammetun [the goddess of fate] the mother of destinies, together they decree the fates of men.
A History of Western Society, Volume 1: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment (10th Edition) by Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, John Buckler, Joe Perry, Clare Haru Crowston