According to Codex Eshnunna 30: 4 If a man hates his city and his lord and runs away, and another marries his wife, whenever he returns he will have no claim to his wife. A Mittanian prince who had also received asylum in the Babylonian court took the hint and promptly fled to the Hittites.6 For fugitives, being a mercenary was one of the few useful services that they could hope to offer the host kingdom.7 Reliance on one's sword, for personal protection and employment, seems to be the fate that king Lugal-anne of Uruk mockingly assigns to the priestess Enheduanna of Ur when he drives her out of the land.
Personal Exile in the Ancient Near East Raymond Westbrook Johns Hopkins University Personal exile was an ongoing phenomenon in the ancient Near East that had a special dynamic, givi
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