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Steitler, Charles (2015): “Like an iron peg I have struck the words to the gods …”. A Hittite Invocation for Overturning Slander. In: Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie, Vol. 105, No. 2: pp. 198-214


This article offers a full edition of a Middle Hittite invocation, CTH 389.2, addressed by the king to the Sun-god and the Storm-god especially, and known from four duplicate tablets in New Script. A recently identified adjoining fragment as well as numerous improved readings from the collation of photos and 3D scans of the tablets allow for significant advances in understanding this text, of which a central theme is the reversal of false accusations against the Hittite king.