Q000374 = CDLI Literary 000374 (Sargon and Ur-Zababa) composite = P469678

 
Q000374 001: esz3 ma2-gur8#-gin7# [...]
To …… the sanctuary like a cargo ship;
 
Q000374 002: gir4 mah-bi x [...]
to …… its great furnaces;
 
Q000374 003: i7-bi a hul2-la da-[ri2 ...]
to see that its canals …… waters of joy for eternity,
 
Q000374 004: a-gar3-bi {gesz}al-e ri-e-de3 GAN2# [...]
to see that the hoes till the arable tracts and that …… the fields;
 
Q000374 005: e2 kisz{ki}-a iri lil2-la-gin7 masz-kan2 gi4-[gi4-de3]
to turn the house of Kiš, which was like a haunted town, into a living settlement again,
 
Q000374 006: lugal-bi sipa ur-{d}za-ba4-ba4#
its king, shepherd Ur-Zababa,
 
Q000374 007: e2 kisz{ki}-a-ka {d}utu-gin7 am3-e3
rose like Utu over the house of Kiš.
 
Q000374 008: nam-lugal-la-na bala-bi szu kur2-ru-de3 e2-gal-la# LAM-bi su3-ra2-x-[(x)]
However, to alter his term of reigning and to remove the prosperity of the palace
 
Q000374 009: an {d}en-lil2 inim ku3-ga-ne-ne-a zi-de3-esz x [x x]
An and Enlil authoritatively (?) decided (?) by their holy command.
 
Q000374 010: ki u4-bi szar-ru-um-ki-in iri-ni iri# [...]
Then Sargon - his city was the city of ……,
 
Q000374 011: ad-da-ni la-i-bu-um ama-ni# [...]
his father was La’ibum, his mother ……
 
Q000374 012: szar-ru-um-ki-in sza3 du10-ga mu-[...]
Sargon …… with happy heart.
 
Q000374 013: mu im-ta-tu-ud-da-asz x [...]
Since he was born …….
 
Q000374 014: u4 ne u4 te-en-e um-ma-te-a-ta
One day, after the evening had arrived,
 
Q000374 015: {disz}szar-ru-um-ki-in sa2-du11 e2-gal-sze3 im-de6-a-ba
and Sargon had brought the regular deliveries to the palace,
 
Q000374 016: |GA2xMI| ku3 ki-tusz ku3-ga-ni-a im-ma-da-an-nu2
He [Ur-Zababa] was sleeping (and dreaming) in the holy bed-chamber, his holy residence.
 
Q000374 017: sza3-ga-ni-sze3 mu-un-zu eme-na nu-ga2-ga2 lu2-da nu-mu-un-da-ab-be2
He realised what the dream was about, but did not put into words, did not discuss it with anyone.
 
Q000374 018: {disz}szar-ru-um-ki-in sa2-du11 e2-gal-sze3 szu ba-ab-te-a-ta
After Sargon had received the regular deliveries for the palace,
 
Q000374 019: |MUSZ3.KA.UL| mu-un-se3-ga {gesz}gu2-ne-sag-ga2 mu-un-dab5-be2
Ur-Zababa appointed him cupbearer, putting him in charge of the drinks cupboard.
 
Q000374 020: ku3 {d}inanna-ke4 da-bi-a musz3 nu-tum2-me
Holy inanna did not cease to stand by him.
 
Q000374 021: u4 5(disz)-am3 u4 1(u)-am3 ba-zal-la-ta
After five or 10 days had passed,
 
Q000374 022: lugal {d}ur-{d}za-ba4-ba4 im-da-la2 ki-tusz-bi-ta mi-ni-ib-hu-luh
King Ur-Zababa …… and became frightened in his residence.
 
Q000374 023: pirig-gin7 sza3 pap-hal-la-na |USZxA| bi!-bi sza3-ba usz2 |BAD.U4| si-a-ba
Like a lion he urinated, sprinkling his legs, and the urine contained blood and pus.
 
Q000374 024: i3-kusz2# ku6 a mun lu-ga-gin7 zi mu-un-di-ni-ib-ir-ir
He was troubled, he was disturbed like a fish living in brackish water.
 
Q000374 025: u4-ba |MUSZ3.KA.UL| e2-din {d}|SZE.TIR|-ka
It was then that the cupbearer of Ezina's wine-house,
 
Q000374 026: {disz}szar-ru-um-ki-in u3-sa2-gin7 la-ba-nu2 ma-mu2-de3 ba-nu2
Sargon, lay down not to sleep, but lay down to dream.
 
Q000374 027: ku3 {d}inanna-ke4 ma-mu2 i7 mud-sze3 mu-un-gir5-gir5
In the dream, holy inanna drowned Ur-Zababa in a river of blood.
 
Q000374 028: {disz}szar-ru-um-ki-in dum-dam-ma-na zu2 ki-sze3# ba-da-ab-ra-ah#
The sleeping Sargon groaned and gnawed the ground.
 
Q000374 029: dum-dum-bi lugal {d}ur-{d}za-ba4-ba4 gesz tuku-tuku-da-ni
When King Ur-Zababa heard about this groaning,
 
Q000374 030: lugal-ra ki ku3-ga-ni-sze3 im-ma-da-an-sun5#-ne-esz
he was brought into the king's holy presence,
 
Q000374 031: {disz}szar-ru-um-ki-in ki {d}ur-{d}za-ba4-ba4-sze3 im-ma-da-an-sun5-ne
Sargon was brought into the presence of Ur-Zababa (who said:)
 
Q000374 032: |MUSZ3.KA.UL| ma-mu2 ge6 u3-[na (x)]-na# u3#-mu-ri-du8
"Cupbearer, was a dream revealed to you in the night?"
 
Q000374 033: {disz}szar-ru-um-ki-in lugal-a-ni im-ma-ni-ib-gi4-gi4
Sargon answered his king:
 
Q000374 034: lugal-gu10 ma-mu2-gu10 u3-mu-ri-du11-ga
My king, this is my dream, which I will tell you about:
 
Q000374 035: {lu2}ki-sikil 1(disz)-am3 an-gin7 sukud-da-ni ki-gin7 dagal-la-ni
There was a young woman who was as high as the heavens and as broad as the earth.
 
Q000374 036: suhusz?# bad3-da-gin7 gar-gar-ra
She was firmly set as the base of a wall.
 
Q000374 037: [i7] mah# i7# mud#-sze3 ga2-ra mu-un-gir5-re-de3-en
For me, she drowned you in a great river, a river of blood."
 
Q000374 038: [(x)] x [{d}]ur#-[{d}za]-ba4#-ba4 nundum KA bi2-in-gu7# ni2 sza3-sze3# ba-gid2
Ur-Zababa chewed his lips, he became seriously afraid.
 
Q000374 039: [...] x NA AN# [x] sukkal-a-ni gu3# mu-na-de2-e
He spoke to ……, his chancellor:
 
Q000374 040: [...] nin9# e-gu10 ku3 {d}inanna-ke4
"My royal sister, holy inanna,
 
Q000374 041: [...] x x mud-sze3 u-gu10 mu-un-ku4-re
is going to change (?) my finger into a …… of blood;
 
Q000374 042: [x] x 1(disz) szar-ru-um-ki-in |MUSZ3.KA.UL| i7 mah mu-un-gir5-gir5
she will drown Sargon, the cupbearer, in the great river.
 
Q000374 043: {disz}be-li2-isz-ti-kal2 simug gal lu2 sza3-ga de6-a-gu10 im sar-sar
Beliš-tikal, chief smith, man of my choosing, who can write tablets,
 
Q000374 044: inim ga-ra-ab-du11 inim#-gu10# [he2]-dab5
I will give you orders, let my orders be carried out!
 
Q000374 045: na# de5#-ga#-gu10 |GESZ.TUG2.PI.SZIR@t.SILA3|# he2#-em#-szi#-ak
Let my advice be followed!
 
Q000374 046: ne-esz2 |MUSZ3.KA.UL| zabar-szu-ga2 a-ra-x-ab-de6
Now then, when the cupbearer has delivered my bronze hand-mirror (?) to you
 
Q000374 047: e2-[sikil]-la# e2 nam tar-ra-ka alan-gin7 kusz3#-kusz3#-a# se3-bi2-ib
in the E-sikil, the fated house, throw them (the mirror and Sargon) into the mould like statues."
 
Q000374 048: {disz}be-li2-isz-ti-kal2 inim lugal-la-na-sze3 sag kesz2 ba-szi-in-ak
Beliš-tikal heeded his king's words
 
Q000374 049: e2-sikil e2 nam tar-ra-ka kusz3-kusz3-a si mu-un-sa2
and prepared the moulds in the E-sikil, the fated house.
 
Q000374 050: lugal-e 1(disz) szar-ru-um-ki-in gu3 mu-na-de2-e
The king spoke to Sargon:
 
Q000374 051: gen-na zabar-szu-ga2 simug-gal-sze3 tum2-mu-na-ni-ib
"Go and deliver my bronze hand-mirror (?) to the chief smith!"
 
Q000374 052a: {disz}szar-ru-um-ki-in e2-gal {d}ur-{d}za-ba4-ba4 im-ma-da-ra-ab-e3
Sargon left the palace of Ur-Zababa.
 
Q000374 053: ku3 {d}inanna-ke4 za3# zi#-da#-ni musz3 nu-tum2-mu
Holy inanna, however, did not cease to stand at his right hand side,
 
Q000374 054: e2-sikil-la e2 nam tar-ra-ka 5(disz) ninda 1(u) ninda nu-te-a-na
and before he had come within five or 10 ninda of the E-sikil, the fated house,
 
Q000374 055: ku3 {d}inanna-ke4 igi mu-un#-na#-nigin2-nigin2 giri3-ni im-da-RU
holy inanna turned around toward him and blocked his way, (saying:)
 
Q000374 056: e2-sikil-la e2 ku3-ga na-nam lu2 mud nu-mu-un-ku4-re
"The E-sikil is a holy house! No one polluted with blood should enter it!"
 
Q000374 057: ka2 e2 nam tar-ra-ka simug-gal!# lugal-la-ke4# gaba# mu-un-da-ri
Thus he met the chief smith of the king only at the gate of the fated house.
 
Q000374 058: zabar-szu lugal-la-ke4 simug-gal-sze3# mu-un-de6-a-ta
After he delivered the king's bronze hand-mirror (?) to the chief smith,
 
Q000374 059: {disz}be-li2-isz-ti#-kal2 simug-gal im-da#-la2 alan-gin7 kusz3-kusz3-a ba!-da-ab-se3-ga-bi
Beliš-tikal, the chief smith, …… and threw it into the mould like statues.
 
Q000374 060: {disz}szar-ru-um-ki-in u4 5(disz)-am3 u4 1(u)-am3 ba-zal-la-ta
After five or 10 days had passed, Sargon
 
Q000374 061: ki {d}ur-{d}za-ba4-ba4 lugal-la-na-sze3 im-ma-da-an-ku4-ku4
came into the presence of Ur-Zababa, his king;
 
Q000374 062: sza3 e2-gal kur gal-gin7 ki# us2#-sa im-ma#-da#-an-ku4-ku4
he came into the palace, firmly founded like a great mountain.
 
Q000374 063: lugal {d}ur-{d}za-ba4-ba4 im-da-la2 ki-tusz-bi#-ta mi-ni-ib-hu-luh
King Ur-Zababa …… and became frightened in his residence.
 
Q000374 064: sza3-ga-ni-sze3 mu-un-zu eme-na nu-ga2-ga2 lu2-da nu-mu-un-da-ab-be2
He realised what was it about, but did not put into words, did not discuss it with anyone.
 
Q000374 065: |GA2xMI|-ka ki-tusz ku3-ga-ni {d}ur-{d}za-ba4-ba4 mi-ni-ib-hu-luh
Ur-Zababa became frightened in the bed-chamber, his holy residence.
 
Q000374 066: sza3-ga-ni-sze3 mu-un-zu eme-na nu-ga2-ga2 lu2-da nu-mu-un-da-ab-be2
He realised what was it about, but did not put into words, did not discuss it with anyone.
 
Q000374 067: u4-bi-ta <inim> im-ma gub#-bu# he2#-gal2# im si#-si#-ge# ba-ra-gal2-la-am3
In those days, although writing words on tablets existed, putting tablets into envelopes did not yet exist.
 
Q000374 068: lugal {d}ur-{d}za-ba4-ba4 1(disz) szar-ru-um-ki-in dingir-re-e-ne szu du11-ga-ar
King Ur-Zababa despatched Sargon, the creature of the gods,
 
Q000374 069: im-ma gub-bu nig2 ni2 ba-ug7-a-ta
with a message written on clay, which was about murdering Sargon
 
Q000374 070: unu{ki}-ga lugal-za3-ge4-e-si szu ba-ni-ib-tag4-tag4
to Lugal-zage-si in Unug.
 
Q000374 071: dam! lugal-za3-ge4-si-da# im#-[...]
With the wife of Lugal-zage-si ...
 
Q000374 072: nam-munus an-dul3-esz2 mu-ni-ba x [...]
She gave(?) her feminity as a shelter ...
 
Q000374 073: lugal-za3-ge4-si kin-gi4-a nu-[...]
Lugal-zage-si did not ... the envoy.
 
Q000374 074: ga2-nam-ma sig4! e2-an-na-sze3 giri3 mu-un-gub#
"Come! He directed his steps to brick-built E-ana!"
 
Q000374 075: lugal-za3-ge4-si sza3-ga-ni nu-un-zu# ugu kin-gi4-a nu-mu-un-du11-du11
Lugal-zage-si did not grasp it, he did not talk to the envoy.
 
Q000374 076: en-na ugu kin-gi4-a na-mu-un-du11-du11 igi dumu nun ba-an-da-bad
But as soon as he did talk to the envoy ...
 
Q000374 078: en-e u8 bi2-in-du11 sahar-ra ba-an-da-tusz
"Alas!" and sat in the dust.
 
Q000374 079: lugal-za3-ge4-si kin-gi4-a-ar im-szi-in-gi4
Lugal-zage-si replied to the envoy:
 
Q000374 080: kin-gi4-a szar-ru-ki-in gu2 nu-mu-un-se3#-se3#
"Envoy, Sargon does not yield."
 
Q000374 081: gam-gam-ma-ni szar-ru-ki-in lugal#-za3?#-[ge4-si ...]
After he has submitted,Sargon ... Lugal-zage-si ...
 
Q000374 082: szar-ru-ki-in lugal-za3#-[ge4-si] [...]
Sargon ... Lugal-zage-si ...
 
Q000374 083: a-na-asz-am3 szar#-[ru-ki-in] [...]
Why .... Sargon ....?