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Early Indo-European Texts

Hittite

The texts are independent, and may be read in any sequence. Mastery of them should make possible the reading of any edited Hittite texts.

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  1. The Proclamation of Anittas (Old Hittite)
  2. The Telepenus "Vanishing God" Myth (Anatolian mythology)
  3. The Proclamation of Telepenus (Old Hittite)
  4. The Law Code (Old Hittite laws on murder, personal injury, family, and witchcraft)
  5. The Annals of Mursilis (Classical Neo-Hittite)
  6. The Apology of Hattusilis III (Classical Neo-Hittite)
  7. The Treaty of Tudhaliya with Kuruntas of Tarhuntassa (Later Neo-Hittite "Bronze Tablet")
  8. The Plague Prayer of Mursilis II (Neo-Hittite)
  9. The Ritual of Tunnawi (Middle Hittite ritual showing Kizzuwatnan influence)
  10. The KI.LAM Festival (a state festival ultimately going back to the Old Kingdom)

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