Town and territorial state (capital Girsu) in southern Mesopotamia, with important inscriptions, architectural and artistic finds from the 25th-21st cents. BC, which have been of great significance in reconstructing early Mesopotamian history and culture, as also for establishing a Sumerian Grammar ( Ancient oriental philology and history).
J. Bauer, D. P. Hanson, s.v. L., RLA 6, 419-431
A. Falkenstein, Die Inschr. Gudeas von L. Introduction, 1966.
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Renger, Johannes (Berlin),
Brill’s New Pauly
, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry.
Consulted online on 23 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e628770>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510