Jana Matuszak

“She is not fit for womanhood”: The Ideal Housewife According to Sumerian Literary Texts

Acknowledgements: I wish to express my sincere gratitude to Cécile Michel and Brigitte Lion for their generous hospitality, and for giving me the opportunity to contribute to this volume. I am also indebted to Konrad Volk for reading a draft of this article, to Pascal Attinger for discussing certain grammatical problems with me, and to Joshua Bowen for correcting my English. All remaining mistakes are, of course, my own.

Jana Matuszak, IANES − Abteilung für Altorientalische Philologie, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany; jana.matuszak@gmx.de

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