Marianne Luban
Re: Dahamunza Again
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:09
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Joe wrote:

"Actually it is the combined reigns of Suppiluliuma (after the Daḫumnzu episode) and Arnuwanda 2.Assuming year A was the year of the Daḫumunzu episode.
Year A+1. Zannanza to Egypt. Suppiluliuma against the Gašga.
Year A+2. Piyaššili against Mittania, Arnuwanda against the Egyptian Syrian vassals.
Year A+3. Suppiluliuma against Ḫayaša.
Year A+4. Suppiliuliuma died, Arnuwanda succeeded.
Year A+5. Ḫannutti against the Gašga.
Year A+6. Arnuwanda died, Mursili succeeded."

Are you sure you are not stretching this out unnecessarily? Why did every single conflict have a year to itself? They don't below. Mursili mentions several conflicts, all coming before the Dahamunza affair:

Fragment 10 KUB 19 11=BoTU 34
But when my father ma[rched forward], he [did not] meet the Hayašean enemy in the [country of …]. So my father went [after the Hayašean] enemy, but again he ded not meet [him]. But the Gašgean enemy, all of their tribal troops, he met [in the country]. And the gods stood by him: [the Sun Goddess of Arinna], the Storm God of Hatti, the Storm God of the Army and Ishtar of the Battlefield, so that the en[emy] died in multitude. He also [took] ma[ny] prisoners and brought them back to Šamuha. Again my father went forth from [Šamuha]. And [in the country] which had been laid waste by i[ts] enemy, there stood a[ll] of the enemies. [Even the …] and the shepherds [had come to] help. [My father] set a trap [for them] and [smote] the Gaš[geans]. The helpers who had come [those he smote too] so that the Kaška troops and the au[xiliary] troops [died in multitude]. But the captives whom [he took were countless]. […]

And quite a bit more.

Surely you are aware that other sources maintain that Suppiliuliuma died of the plague quite soon after the Egyptian prisoners came to Egypt--and then Arnuwanda succumbed quickly to the same illness.

  • Re: Dahamunza AgainJoe Baker, Wed Jul 12 08:48
    Hi Marianne Forget Arnuwanda II. What makes you think Suppiluliuma I reigned for six more years after the Dahamunza affair? Actually it is the combined reigns of Suppiluliuma (after the... more
    • Re: Dahamunza Again — Marianne Luban, Wed Jul 12 10:09
      • Re: Dahamunza AgainJoe Baker, Thu Jul 13 08:40
        Hi Marianne Surely you are aware that other sources maintain that Suppiliuliuma died of the plague quite soon after the Egyptian prisoners came to Egypt--and then Arnuwanda succumbed quickly to the... more
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