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Title: La version Ã©lamite de la trilingue de Behistun
Subtitle: Une nouvelle lecture
Author(s): GRILLOT-SUSINI, FranÃ§oise , HERRENSCHMIDT, Clarisse , MALBRAN-LABAT, Florence
Journal: Journal Asiatique
Volume: 281 Issue: 1-2 Date: 1993
The present article reexamines the Elamite text of Darius' trilingual inscription from an internal point of view. However, it has been compared with the Akkadian and old Persian versions in order to underline the specificity of the Elamite way of expression. Even if the three versions tell the same story, they are not copies of one of them. Each one expresses the substance of the text with its own lexical and functional means. Establishing the text and building its structures lead to discuss some points of the transcription and translation which were usually adopted.