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Assyrian Eponym List (2/2)

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Sargon II (r) and Sennacherib (l) on a relief from Khorsabad, now in the Louvre, Paris (France). Photo Marco Prins.
King Sargon II (right) and his crown prince Sennacherib (left) on a relief from Khorsabad, now in the Louvre, Paris.
Assyrian Eponym List: list Assyrian officials (the limmu's, or eponymous magistrates) whose names were given to the years. This list was the foundation of the chronology of ancient Assyria, and still is an important tool to reconstruct the chronology. Two parts remain, one dealing with the first quarter of the second millennium and one dealing with years 858-699.

On this page, you will find the second part of the youngest of these fragments, which was publised as text #9 in Jean-Jacques Glassner's Chroniques Mťsopotamiennes (1993; translated as Mesopotamian Chronicles, 2004). There are ten copies of this text, found in Nineveh, Sultan-Tepe, and A
ššur.The first part can be found here, and the other surviving Eponym List can be found here
[800/799] During the eponymy of Šep-Ištar, governor of Nisibis, campaign against Media.
[799/798] During the eponymy of Marduk-išmanni, governor of Amedi, campaign against Media.
[798/797] During the eponymy of Mutakkil-Marduk, the chief eunuch, campaign against Lušia.
[797/796] During the eponymy of BÍl-tarsi-iluma, governor of Kalhu, campaign against Namri.
[796/795] During the eponymy of Aššur-bÍla-usur, governor of Habruri, campaign against Manduate.
[795/794] During the eponymy of Marduk-šaduni, governor of Raqmat, campaign against Der.
[794/793] During the eponymy of Kinu-abua, governor of Tušhan, campaign against Der.
[793/792] During the eponymy of Mannu-ki-Aššur, governor of Guzana, campaign against Media.
[792/791] During the eponymy of Mušallim-Inurta, governor of Tille, campaign against Media.
[791/790] During the eponymy of BÍl-iqišanni, governor of Šibhiniš, campaign against Hubuškia.
[790/789] During the eponymy of Šep-Šamaš, governor of Isana, campaign against Itu'a.
[789/788] During the eponymy of Inurta-mukin-ahi, governor of Nineveh, campaign against Media.
[788/787] During the eponymy of Adad-mušammer, governor of Kalizi, campaign against Mdia; foundations of the temple of NabŻ in Nineveh laid.
[787/786] During the eponymy of Sil-Ištar, governor of Arbela, campaign against Media; NabŻ entered his new temple.
[786/785] During the eponymy of NabŻ-šarra-usur, governor of Talmusu, campaign against Kisku.
[785/784] During the eponymy of Adad-uballit, governor of Tamnuna, campaign against Hubuškia; [the god] Anu the Great went to Der.
[784/783] During the eponymy of Marduk-šarra-usur, governor of Arbela, campaign against Hubuškia.
[783/782] During the eponymy of Inurta-nasir, governor of Mazamua, campaign against Itu'a.
[782/781] During the eponymy of Iluma-le'i, governor of Nisibis, campaign against Itu'a.
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Twenty-eight years, Adad-nirari [III], king of Assyria.
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[781/780] During the eponymy of Šalmaneser [IV], the king of Assyria, campaign against Urartu.
[780/779] During the eponymy of Šamši-ilu, the commander in chief, campaign against Urartu.
[779/778] During the eponymy of Marduk-remanni, the chief butler, campaign against Urartu.
[778/777] During the eponymy of BÍl-lešer, the palace herald, campaign against Urartu.
[777/776] During the eponymy of NabŻ-išdeya-ka'in, the chamberlain, campaign against Itu'a.
[776/775] During the eponymy of Pan-Aššur-lamur, governor of Aššur, campaign against Urartu.
[775/774] During the eponymy of Nergal-ereš, governor of Rasappa, campaign against the cedar mountain.
[774/773] During the eponymy of Ištar-duri, governor of Nisibis, campaign against Urartu and Namri
[773/772] During the eponymy of Mannu-ki-Adad, governor of Raqmat, campaign against Damascus.
[772/771] During the eponymy of Aššur-bela-usur, governor of Kalhu, campaign against Hatarikka.
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Ten years, Šalmaneser, king of Assyria.
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[771/770] During the eponymy of Aššur-dan [III], king of Assyria, campaign against Gananati.
[770/769] During the eponymy of Šamši-ilu, the commander in chief, campaign against Marad.
[769/768] During the eponymy of BÍl-ilaya, governor of Arrapha, campaign against Itu'a.
[768/767] During the eponymy of Aplaya, governor of Mazamua, the king stayed in the land.
[767/766] During the eponymy of Qurdi-Aššur, governor of Ahizuhina, campaign against Gananati.
[766/765] During the eponymy of Mušallim-Inurta, governor of Tille, campaign against Media.
[765/764] During the eponymy of Inurta-mukin-niši, governor of Habruri, campaign against Hatarikka; plague.
[764/763] During the eponymy of Sidqi-ilu, governor of Tušhan, the king stayed in the land.
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[763/762] During the eponymy of Bur-Saggile, governor of Guzana, revolt in Libbi-ali; in Simanu eclipse of the sun [15 June 763].
[762/761] During the eponymy of Tab-bÍlu, governor of Amedi, revolt in Libbi-ali.
[761/760] During the eponymy of NabŻ-mukin-apli, governor of Nineveh, revolt in Arrapha.
[760/759] During the eponymy of La-qipu, governor of Kalizi, revolt in Arrapha.
[759/758] During the eponymy of Pan-Aššur-lamur, governor of Arbela, revolt in Guzana; plague.
[758/757] During the eponymy of Ana-bÍli-taklak, governor of Isana, campaign against Guazana; peace in the land.
[757/756] During the eponymy of Inurta-iddin, governor of Kurba'il, the king stayed in the land.
[756/755] During the eponymy of BÍl-šadua, governor of Tamnuna, the king stayed in the land.
[755/754] During the eponymy of Iqisu, governor of Šibhiniš, campaign against Hatarikka.
[754/753] During the eponymy of Inurta-šezibanni, governor of Talmusu, campaign against Arpad; return from Aššur.
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[753/752] During the eponymy of Aššur-nirari [V], king of Assyria, the king stayed in the land.
[752/751] During the eponymy of Šamši-ilu, the commander in chief, the king stayed in the land.
[751/750] During the eponymy of Marduk-šallimanni, the palace herald, the king stayed in the land.
[750/749] During the eponymy of BÍl-dan, the chief butler, the king stayed in the land.

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