By Luis Robert Siddall

Within the Reign of Adad-nīrārī III, Luis Siddall examines the proof and edits new inscriptions from the king’s reign to enquire the chronology, campaigns, imperial management and royal ideology of the interval. whereas historians have mostly seen this era as certainly one of turmoil, imperial recession, political weak point and decentralisation, Siddall indicates that Adad-nīrārī’s reign marked a interval of imperial balance, mainly via alterations to the management. although, whereas politically profitable, the imperial coverage affected the king’s ideological expression, fairly by way of the outline of the campaigns in Adad-nīrārī's inscriptions and his constrained use of royal titles.

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1: col. I 53b, in Grayson 1996, p. 183) and Sennacherib (col. i:20 in Luckenbill 1924, pp. 24, 163). 101 Stephens (1934, pp. na in Sumerian means “the present year”. 102 Tadmor 1981, p. 16. 103 Tadmor 1973, p. 143, and 1981, p. 16.  Named Persons A number of datable figures appear in Adad-nīrārī III’s inscriptions, namely his mother, Sammu-ramāt; the magnates Nergal-ēriš and Šamšīilu; and foreign rulers Attar-šumkī and Zakur. The inscriptions that mention these individuals allow one to organise a chronological framework for the other inscriptions.

Another issue is that many of the cities listed in the Eponym Chronicle are not attested in the royal inscriptions. This is not as astonishing as the two previous observations since we have not recovered Adad-nīrārī’s annals. An edition of the annals from late in his reign could resolve the issue. Having made these points, an examination of Adad-nīrārī’s two predecessors’ inscriptions in comparison with the respective entries in the Eponym Chronicle provides significant results, as shown in table 2:555657 Table 2: Comparison of the Eponym Chronicle and the Royal Annals Shalmaneser III Šamšī-Adad V Annals Eponym56 Year Annals Eponym Year Damascus Mt.

It is also possible that this is another attestation of the -u morpheme of the ventive known from Standard Babylonian texts of the first millennium, most thoroughly examined by A. R. George in the 83 On the terms palû and girru see most recently Fuchs 1998, pp. 81–96; also Tadmor 1958, pp. 26–32 and 1981, pp. 15–16, n. 9; Ford 1968–1969; De Ororico 1995, pp. 163–166. 9). 85 Schramm 1973, p. 113; Tadmor 1973, pp. 147–148; and Kühne and Radner 2008, pp. 32–33. 86 Page (= Dalley) 1969b, p. 458; Donner 1970, p.

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