The following literary fragments were identified from 2004 to present in an investigation of unidentified and unpublished fragments by the author in the Babylonian Section of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia. I was able to work

without interruption on this project during the academic year of 2007-2008 while I was supported as a Dyson Research Fellow. I am most grateful to the Museum, while under the acting directors Jeremy Sabloff and Richard Hodges, for this support. I would also like to

thank the editors and staff of the series Biblioteca del Próximo Oriente Antiguo, under the direction of Manuel Molina, for their sponsorship of this volume and their editorial assistance, and the two reviewers of this volume, Pascal Attinger and Antoine Cavigneaux, for their detailed comments, which led to a number of substantial improvements.