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Return to Book Page. Dawson Goodreads Author. The unmissable bridging chapter between volume one and two of the dystopian vampire series "The Blood Dynasty Chronicles". The Snow Queen has come to the Slums, a powerful vampire looking for revenge against the person who destroyed her city and her life. She has the power to turn to mist and to manipulate the ice and snow around her.

Is she unstoppable? The only person st The unmissable bridging chapter between volume one and two of the dystopian vampire series "The Blood Dynasty Chronicles". The only person standing in her way is Ashlyn, who is busy with her training and sorting out her feelings for a local boy called Rod. But is the Snow Queen really the biggest threat to her, or is there someone else more close to home? Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages. In the inscription, Sargon styles himself "Sargon, king of Akkad, overseer mashkim of Inanna, king of Kish, anointed guda of Anu, king of the land [Mesopotamia], governor ensi of Enlil".

It celebrates the conquest of Uruk and the defeat of Lugalzagesi , whom Sargon brought "in a collar to the gate of Enlil. Sargon then conquered Ur and E-Ninmar and "laid waste" the territory from Lagash to the sea, and from there went on to conquer and destroy Umma , and he collected tribute from Mari and Elam.

He triumphed over 34 cities in total. Ships from Meluhha , Magan and Dilmun , rode at anchor in his capital of Akkad. A group of four Babylonian texts, summarized as "Sargon Epos" or Res Gestae Sargonis , shows Sargon as a military commander asking the advice of many subordinates before going on campaigns.

The narrative of Sargon, the Conquering Hero, is set at Sargon's court, in a situation of crisis. Sargon addresses his warriors, praising the virtue of heroism, and a lecture by a courtier on the glory achieved by a champion of the army, a narrative relating a campaign of Sargon's into the far land of Uta-raspashtim , including an account of a "darkening of the Sun" and the conquest of the land of Simurrum , and a concluding oration by Sargon listing his conquests.

The narrative of King of Battle relates Sargon's campaign against the Anatolian city of Purushanda in order to protect his merchants. Versions of this narrative in both Hittite and Akkadian have been found.

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The Hittite version is extant in six fragments, the Akkadian version is known from several manuscripts found at Amarna, Assur, and Nineveh. Famine and war threatened Sargon's empire during the latter years of his reign. The Chronicle of Early Kings reports that revolts broke out throughout the area under the last years of his overlordship:. Afterward in his [Sargon's] old age all the lands revolted against him, and they besieged him in Akkad; and Sargon went onward to battle and defeated them; he accomplished their overthrow, and their widespreading host he destroyed.

Afterward he attacked the land of Subartu in his might, and they submitted to his arms, and Sargon settled that revolt, and defeated them; he accomplished their overthrow, and their widespreading host he destroyed, and he brought their possessions into Akkad. The soil from the trenches of Babylon he removed, and the boundaries of Akkad he made like those of Babylon. But because of the evil which he had committed, the great lord Marduk was angry, and he destroyed his people by famine.

From the rising of the sun unto the setting of the sun they opposed him and gave him no rest. Leo Oppenheim translates the last sentence as "From the East to the West he [i. Marduk] alienated them from him and inflicted upon him as punishment that he could not rest in his grave. Shortly after securing Sumer, Sargon embarked on a series of campaigns to subjugate the entire Fertile Crescent. According to the Chronicle of Early Kings , a later Babylonian historiographical text:.

His splendor, over the lands it diffused. He crossed the sea in the east. In the eleventh year he conquered the western land to its farthest point. He brought it under one authority. He set up his statues there and ferried the west's booty across on barges.

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He stationed his court officials at intervals of five double hours and ruled in unity the tribes of the lands. He marched to Kazallu and turned Kazallu into a ruin heap, so that there was not even a perch for a bird left. In the east, Sargon defeated an invasion by the four leaders of Elam , led by the king of Awan. Their cities were sacked; the governors, viceroys, and kings of Susa , Barhashe , and neighboring districts became vassals of Akkad.

The Sumerian-language Sargon legend contains a legendary account of Sargon's rise to power. It is an older version of the previously-known Assyrian legend, discovered in in Nippur and first edited in The extant versions are incomplete, but the surviving fragments name Sargon's father as La'ibum. After a lacuna , the text skips to Ur-Zababa , king of Kish , who awakens after a dream, the contents of which are not revealed on the surviving portion of the tablet. For unknown reasons, Ur-Zababa appoints Sargon as his cup-bearer. Soon after this, Ur-Zababa invites Sargon to his chambers to discuss a dream of Sargon's, involving the favor of the goddess Inanna and the drowning of Ur-Zababa by the goddess.

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The part of the interpretation of the king's dream has parallels to the biblical story of Joseph , the part about the letter with the carrier's death sentence has similarities to the Greek story of Bellerophon and the biblical story of Uriah. A Neo-Assyrian text from the 7th century BC purporting to be Sargon's autobiography asserts that the great king was the illegitimate son of a priestess. Only the beginning of the text the first two columns is known, from the fragments of three manuscripts. The first fragments were discovered as early as Similarities between the Sargon Birth Legend and other infant birth exposures in ancient literature, including Moses , Karna , and Oedipus , were noted by psychoanalyst Otto Rank in He discusses a possible archetype form, giving particular attention to the Sargon legend and the account of the birth of Moses.

Sargon is also one of the many suggestions for the identity or inspiration for the biblical Nimrod.


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Ewing William suggested Sargon based on his unification of the Babylonians and the Neo-Assyrian birth legend. The name of Sargon's main wife, Queen Tashlultum , [57] and those of a number of his children are known to us. His daughter Enheduanna was a priestess who composed ritual hymns. Manishtushu would be succeeded by his own son, Naram-Sin. Sargon was regarded as a model by Mesopotamian kings for some two millennia after his death.

The Assyrian and Babylonian kings who based their empires in Mesopotamia saw themselves as the heirs of Sargon's empire. Sargon may indeed have introduced the notion of "empire" as understood in the later Assyrian period; the Neo-Assyrian Sargon Text , written in the first person, has Sargon challenging later rulers to "govern the black-headed people" i. Sargon II r. Neo-Babylonian king Nabonidus r.

Sargon of Akkad is sometimes identified as the first person in recorded history to rule over an empire in the sense of the central government of a multi-ethnic territory , although earlier Sumerian rulers Lugal-anne-mundu and Lugal-zage-si might have a similar claim. Although historically inaccurate and supernatural in nature, The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior features Sargon of Akkad as a murderous army commander who uses black magic. Javascript is not enabled in your browser. Enabling JavaScript in your browser will allow you to experience all the features of our site.

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