- Los Angeles: Cotsen Occasional Publications, 2008.
- 10.2 x 12.6 inches
- cloth, dust jacket
- 282 pages
- ISBN: 0974516813
- ISBN: 9780974516813
Price: $125.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 130142
This richly illustrated publication by Mark Wilson comprises an introductory essay and catalogue of the nearly two hundred tablets from the Cotsen Collection of ancient school texts, the greater number of these dating from the Old Babylonian period. The first part tells the story of the "Eduba"; the tablet house, and the earliest known school. The curriculum of the eduba and its pedagogical techniques are illuminated by the pupils' exercise tablets. A generous selection of images from the collection illustrate the various points in the essay, including the preparation of individualized lessons, the use of humor in the exercises, and the universal travails of the student-teacher relationship. The second part is a catalogue, providing a description and full colour illustration of each tablet.