She Wrote on Clay Shirley Graetz She Wrote on Clay years ago in the city of Sippar on the banks of the Euphrates lltani dreams of becoming a female scribe a profession dominated by men In order to fulfill her destiny she enters the gagu to
  • Title: She Wrote on Clay
  • Author: Shirley Graetz
  • ISBN: 9780989263122
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Paperback
She Wrote on Clay Shirley Graetz3,800 years ago, in the city of Sippar, on the banks of the Euphrates, lltani dreams of becoming a female scribe, a profession dominated by men In order to fulfill her destiny, she enters the gagu to become a nad tu, an elite class of monastic women But life is not so simple and misfortunes threaten her goal On the verge of despair, it takes all her strength to continue3,800 years ago, in the city of Sippar, on the banks of the Euphrates, lltani dreams of becoming a female scribe, a profession dominated by men In order to fulfill her destiny, she enters the gagu to become a nad tu, an elite class of monastic women But life is not so simple and misfortunes threaten her goal On the verge of despair, it takes all her strength to continue the difficult journey.
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  1. Shirley Graetz takes the reader back some 3800 years to ancient Sippar, where we learn about the fascinating life of Iltani and other women scribes of her time Drawing on her own scholarship, Graetz incorporates original translations of authentic stone tablets Even her narrative voice reads like an ancient manuscript made available to the modern reader, as opposed to a modern story imposed on ancient times This style may not appeal to every reader, but I would recommend this book to anyone inter [...]

  2. She Wrote on Clay is the story of Iltani, a Mesopotamian book takes place during the reign of king Hammurabi, in what a footnote taught me is considered the Old Babylonian period woman who is placed in a gagu to become a naditu as a teenager A gagu can be compared to a convent and naditu are unmarried and celibate women who not much is known about except that they had a role in daily and festival sacrifices to the Mesopotamian gods Here, she learns how to become a female scribe At best, She Wrot [...]

  3. At first, the novel felt strange but as I continued reading, I realized that because the storyline was new to me I felt hesitant I cannot remember ever reading about gag or naditu before At the end, I appreciate the author s effort to keep reader s interest in that aspect of the Ancient East Mission accomplished because I am very much inspired to read on naditu In addition, the information provided at the end of the novel connects the story to the History of Ancient East in relation to law writ [...]

  4. 2.5.I really, really wanted to give this book a higher rating Ancient world historical fiction with a feminist slant Should be right up my alley, right Sadly this book, which was short enough to be look like an easy read, was a slog to get through Look, I don t doubt that author is intelligent and well informed on her subject, but it read like an academic dabbling in fiction without giving fiction readers the benefit of a good story A novel can be as factual and historically accurate as anything [...]

  5. She Wrote on Clay, by Shirley Graetz, is a historical novel The story is set in Sippar, which was a city twenty miles southwest of where Baghdad is today, and takes places centuries Before Christ.At the beginning, Iltani is a young girl who wants to be a scribe Her father is a respected scribe and she is anxious to follow in his footsteps In order to become a scribe, she needs to go to the gag where she will learn the art and become a naditu.So, Iltani gets to the gag and settles in with her aun [...]

  6. Dr Graetz knowledge of the period shines through in this fascinating glimpse into the life of the nadtu, women dedicated to the gods and a life of celibacy, during the reign of Hammurabi Iltani had wanted nothing than to be a nadtu, and study to become the best female scribe in the land but the red curls of the King s scribe force the girl to become a woman, with a woman s desires.

  7. She Wrote on Clay is an historical fiction novel set in the city of Sippar c.1750 BC It follows a young woman named Iltani as she enters the gagu, a sort of cloister reserved for women within the temple complex of Sippar, and becomes a naditu, or cloistered priestess As the story unfolds, she becomes a scribe hence the title She faces a few trials and tribulations along the way, including the loss of friends and relatives, a predatory lesbian, and finally a marriage proposal marriage is forbidde [...]

  8. It was amazing to find a book that was written about life 3800 year ago in a big city on the banks of the Euphrates River This book is written by a woman who has her PhD in the language spoken at that time and has used ancient texts to supply information of the life and culture then It also is a sweet story, and seems to be the first of the series of a woman scribe of that time and her life It is a slow paced book I reminds me a bit of Maggie Anton s first book novel series where she wrote about [...]

  9. Historical novels are my personal favorites They bring to life time ancient periods, making them easily accessible whilst adding a creative dimension that does not exist in research literature She Wrote on Clay explores the Ancient Near East, bringing to live authentic personas from 4000 years ago.We know so little about this time period The female point of view and heroine were especially refreshing to me.Graetz s characters manage to touch my heart as deeply as those of the books Pope Joan or [...]

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