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Paradeisos
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[German version]

As repeatedly mentioned in royal epithets and authentications of power, it was one of the paramount tasks of Assyrian kings to secure fertility and prosperity in the country. The palace gardens of Assyrian residences, in which from the 11th century BC onward foreign types of trees and shrubs were cultivated and animals of conquered regions were kept, and which certainly owed their origin to an interest in horticulture and exotica, can also be understood - in addition to their function as a royal space for recreation - as a visible expression of t…

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Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) and Galter, Hannes D. (Graz), “Paradeisos”, in: 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 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e907570>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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