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But certainly the extent of his power reached beyond the traditional borders of a single city-state. Political alliances whose participants agreed to accept the authority of an outsider are documented from ca. 2600 on. ' Mesalim, king of Kish, at the command of (the god) Ishtaran, measured the field and placed a stele. Ush, ruler of Umma, acted arrogantly. He ripped out the stele and marched unto the plain of Lagash. Ningirsu, the hero of Enlil, at the latter's command did battle with Umma. Upon Enlil's command he cast the great battle-net upon it.
P. 42. 5 Francesco Pomponio and Giuseppe Visicato, Early Dynastic Administrative Tablets of Shuruppak (Naples: Istituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli, 1994), pp. 10-1 1. GI as we are not certain about how to read it. 6 Theya Molleson, "The Eloquent Bones of Abu Hureyra," Scientific American 27 112 (August 1994), pp. 70-5. 7 Alfonso Archi, "Transmission of the Mesopotamian Lexical and Literary Texts from Ebla," in P. , Literature and Literary Language at Ebla (Quaderni di Semitistica 18; Florence: Dipartimento di Linguistics, l992), p.
Weaving quotas could easily be as high as 2 square meters a day. 6While the Early Dynastic accounts are for women as groups, it is likely that they worked individually at home, simultaneously taking care of children. These tasks were primarily cottage industries. Belonging to a great household also provided a means of survival to the weak in society. Widows and children unable to feed themselves entered temple households, where they received basic support in return for labor. The household was thus a fundamental building block of society, where both individuals and nuclear families found a place.