To all those holding their breath for additional pastoral elegies from the antique world:
I am currently working on the translation of a Hittite pastoral elegy about a shepherd (what else!) and archer against his will named Hattutaswili. The problem is that the cuneiform tablets it's on are in very poor shape, so that a lot of text is missing or blurred.
Their condition is nowhere near as good as the one shown above.
For consolation, I'm posting a quote from the Hittite Lullaby John Ashbery discovered:
More letters from the Sphinx(from John Ashbery, As We Know, 1979)
About what it was like [...]
All aspirations in the teeth
Of some pedantic ritual.