Women in Ancient Persia, 559-331 B.C

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GLOSSARY

Terms from the Persepolis Fortification Texts
abbakkanaš reference to workers of Irdabama
abbakannuš term to characterize wine rations
abbamuš title referring to Irdabama
abbebe pl., 'loaves(?)'
ammalup pl., OD of female workers
araššara female chief
araššara pašabena female chief of pašap
atlu a kind of food(?)
atna nuškira 'keeper of atna'
atrubattiš 'nurse'
barikurraš 'attendant(s)'
dudda 'mulberries(?)', fruit of sycomorus morus(?)
dukšiš 'royal woman, princess'
elnuškira 'door-keeper'
etira title of an official concerned with the handling of commodities
gal huttira 'ration maker'
gal makip pl., '(persons) subsisting on rations'
GÍR.huttip pl., OD
GIŠ.geštin 'wine'
hadatiš a qualification of tarmu grain
halmi 'seal', 'sealed document'
hamarram a grain product
harrinup pl., classification for a work group
hazarna nutip pl., 'handlers of hazarna'
hazarnakara 'handler of hazarna'
hirakurra title of an official involved in issuing wine rations
iršara 'great (person), chief'
irti 'wife'
išti 'son-in-law(?)'
kamakaš qualifies special rations
kansuka meaning unknown, part of OD
kapnuškira 'treasury worker'
karmaziš a kind of supplement to the special flour ration, amounting to c. one-fifth

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • Contents ix
  • List of Tables xi
  • Abbreviations and Symbols xiii
  • Weights and Measures xviii
  • Note to the Reader xix
  • I - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Titles for Royal Women 13
  • Introduction 13
  • 3 - Royal Marriage Alliances 35
  • 4 - Royal Women and the Achaemenid Court 83
  • Introduction 83
  • Conclusion 119
  • 5 - Women and the Economy of Achaemenid Persia 123
  • Summary 180
  • 6 - Conclusion 183
  • Glossary 201
  • List of Royal Marriage Alliances 204
  • Bibliography 207
  • Index of Ancient Sources 245
  • General Index 254
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