Through the strange women clustering at the corners I took my way,--women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites
,--and I thought, as I looked into their poor painted faces,--faces but half human, vampirish faces, faces already waxen with the look of the grave,--I thought, as I often did, of the poor little girl whom De Quincey loved, the good-hearted little `peripatetic' as he called her, who had succoured him during those nights, when, as a young man, he wandered homeless about these very streets,--that good, kind little Ann whom De Quincey had loved, then so strangely lost, and for whose face he looked into women's faces as long as he lived.
As his character was not good, and he had been bred at a charity school in a complete course, according to question and answer, of those ancient people the Amorites and Hittites
, he was frequently quoted as an example of the failure of education.
Young man, said Bildad sternly, thou art skylarking with me --explain thyself, thou young Hittite
. What church dost thee mean?
Over the course of about 400 years, from 1500 to 1100 BC, this club variously included Egypt, Hatti (the land of the Hittites
of Anatolia), Babylonia, Assyria, and Mitanni.
Warriors of Anatolia: A Concise History of the Hittites
They ruled separate states, and were both considered "great kings" by the Hittites
. The primary weakness of this argument, in my opinion, is that Taracha fails to take into account the international political meaning of "great king." Only a few kings could be recognized by their neighbors as entitled to use the title--Hatti, Mittanni, Karduniyas, Egypt, and occasionally Ahhiyawa.
, whose existence was only known through Egyptian and Biblical texts.
The republic in its classic Roman form and the representative institutions and norms that supported it can be traced back to the Hittites
through Carthage, Phoenicia and Sama'al.
Two inscribed monuments carved in Hieroglyphic Luwian, the ancient language of the Hittites
, found near Hama in Syria more than 50 years ago, provide a description of Kupapiyas, the only named female known from this region in the early part of the first millennium BCE.
According to the Doy-an news agency the region where the cuneiform tablet was found is indicated in the excavators' report to have been under the influence of the Hittites
. It was also mentioned in the report that the name of Ishtar, the East Semitic Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of fertility, love, war and sex, was mentioned in the writing on the tablet.
Her introduction discusses the discovery of the Luwian inscriptions, the historical background of the Hittite
Empire 1680-1200 and successor states, biblical Hittites
, the hieroglyphic script, hieroglyphic scholarship, texts, and kingship.
lived in what is now modern Turkey and Northern Syria, and their empire - which flourished from 1600 to 1200BC - was the chief power and cultural force in Western Asia.