In a post to the ANE-2 list, Chris Bennett is trying to get more information on a cryptic assertion made by a colleague; namely, that there exists “an inscription of the 6th century BC which gives a Babylonian month name in Greek.”
Can any CEp readers confirm this assertion and provide publication details?
I just posted the following response on ANE:
The text of the Persepolis Fortificaton Tablet in Greek was published by Hallock in 1969 on
page 2 of Persepolis Fortification Tablets, which, as luck would have it was republished
online in April, and is available via the link at:
It is dated in the month Tebet of an unspecified year, presumably, like all the dated texts
in the archive, between 509-494.
Jack Balcer published Hallock’s copy of the tablet, but my files on this are elsewhere. If
someone want’s further information, let me know.
Giuseppe Del Monte posted a follow-up to ANE-2 on 2 June 2007 at 04:57 UTC in which he wrote: “The tablet, Fort. 1771, is mentioned and briefly discussed by Hallock in his Persepolis Fortification Tablets (OIP 92), p. 2: “Two marri$ (of) wine. Tebet”. Direct link to message: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ANE-2/message/5271