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(Biography) a variant spelling of Ashurbanipal
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(ˌɑ ʃʊərˈbɑ niˌpɑl)

also Assurbanipal

died 626? B.C., king of Assyria 668?–626? b.c.
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Noun1.Assurbanipal - king of Assyria who built a magnificent palace and library at Nineveh (668-627 BC)Assurbanipal - king of Assyria who built a magnificent palace and library at Nineveh (668-627 BC)
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While the origins of Babylonian commentary lie in pragmatism, the genre is overshadowed by the tradition's expansion in Assurbanipal's library.
Nao faltaram exemplos, ao longo da historia, de iniciativas para construcao da biblioteca completa (biblioteca de Assurbanipal, sec.VII a.C.; bib.
Streck, Assurbanipal und die letzen assyrischen Konige bis zum Untergange Niniveh's (VAB; Leipzig: Hinrichs, 1916), 2:194-195.
Human conscience must thus be like "an island in the midst of the flood." The individual who will set as his first purpose in life "self-expression" and not "self-control"--will become vulnerable to any influence, so much so that his condition will become, in Babbitts's view, similar to that of Byron's Assurbanipal (the famous king of Assyria, known also by his Latin name Sardanapalus) when addressing his queen, Zarina, to reveal to her how he feels about himself:
In the 17th century, King Assurbanipal of Assyria assembled what is considered as the first systematically collected library at Nineveh.
The Sesostrises, Assurbanipal and the Cambyses were the crowned representatives of the bank and monopolies of the time, as were Dupleix and Clive in India in the last century, and as are, in our century, the powers divvying up Africa" (Reclus, 1905a, page 488).
Le deuxieme tome parle de deux rois : Assurbanipal - qui est pour beaucoup dans la sauvegarde de la civilisation mesopotamienne - et Hammourabi qui a codifie la societe mesopotamienne.
Layard excavated the principal mound which contains the palaces of Sennacherib and Assurbanipal. The palace of King Sennacherib was the most significant of all the excavations of Nineveh.
Among the former category is New York-based avantgardist Assurbanipal Babilla's "Something Something Uber Alles" which follows the bizarre tale of a man who looks like Hitler.