Poor Man of Nippur

Poor Man Of Nippur

Poor Man of Nippur

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The Poor Man of Nippur is an Akkadian story dating from around 1500 BC.Maria deJ. Ellis. A New Fragment of the Tale of the Poor Man of Nippur. Journal of Cuneiform Studies, Vol. 26, No. 2 (Apr., 1974), pp. 88-89

<blockquote><p>There was a man, a citizen of Nippur, destitute and poor,<br>Gimil-Ninurta was his name, an unhappy man,<br>In his city, Nippur, he lived, working hard, but<br>Had not the silver befitting his class,<br>Had not the gold befitting people (of his stature).<br>His storage bins lacked pure grain,<br>His insides burned, craving food, and<br>His face was unhappy, craving meat and first-class beer;<br>Having no food, he lay hungry every day, and<br>Was dressed in garments that had no change.<br>In his unhappy mood, he thought to himself:<br>I'll strip off my garments which have no change, and<br>In my city of Nippur's market I'll buy a sheep!<br>So he stripped off his garments which had no change, and<br>In his city of Nippur's market he bought a three-year-old goat.<br>In his unhappy mood, he thought to himself:<br>Suppose I slaughter this goat in my yard-<br>There could be no feast, for where is the beer?<br>My friends in the neighbourhood would find out and be furious,<br>And my family and relatives would...
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