Ass.-Prof. Dott. ric. Nicla De Zorzi, BA MA
Summer term 2019
Summer term 2018
140032 SE Akkadian Seminar - Magic and divination in Babylonia and Assyria (first millennium BCE)
De Zorzi, N 2019, Of raving dogs and promiscous pigs: Mesopotamian animal omens in contex. in Magikon Zoon: The Animal in Magic. Brepols Publishers.

De Zorzi, N 2019, Rude Remarks not Fit to Smell: Negative Value Judgements Relating to Sensory Perceptions in Ancient Mesopotamia. in Sounding Profiles in the Ancient Near East: Society of Biblical Literature. Society of Biblical Literature, pp. 191-221.





De Zorzi, N, Coró, P, Devecchi, E & Maiocchi, M (eds) 2016, Libiamo ne' lieti calici: Ancient Near Eastern Studies Presented to Lucio Milano on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday by Pupils, Colleagues and Friends. Alter Orient und Altes Testament, vol. 436, Ugarit-Verlag.




De Zorzi, N 2015, 'Recent Research on Mesopotamian Divination', Warsaw, Poland, 21/07/14 - 25/07/14, .




De Zorzi, N 2014, La serie teratomantica Šumma izbu: testo, tradizione, orizzonti culturali. History of the Ancient Near East/Monographs, vol. 15, Sargon Editrice s.r.l., Padova.


Heiss, AG, Stika, H-P, De Zorzi, N & Jursa, M 2013, Nigella in the Mirror of Time: A Brief Attempt to Draw a Genus’ Ethnohistorical Portrait. in C von Carnap-Bornheim, W Dörfler, W Kirleis, J Müller & U Müller (eds), Von Sylt bis Kastanas: Festschrift für Helmut Johannes Kroll. Offa. Berichte und Mitteilungen zur Urgeschichte, Frühgeschichte und Mittelalterarchäologie, vol. 69/70, Wachholtz Verlag, Neumünster, pp. 147-169.

De Zorzi, N 2012, Gli stati territoriali. in L Milano (ed.), Il Vicino Oriente antico: dalle origini a Alessandro Magno. Encyclomedia, Milano, pp. 144-181.

De Zorzi, N 2011, Gli stati territoriali: Assiri, Babilonesi, Ittiti (2000-1500 a.C.). in L Milano (ed.), Le civiltà del Vicino Oriente. Encyclomedia, Milano, pp. 183-256.

De Zorzi, N 2011, La scansione del tempo nelle lettere di Mari: usi retorici e prassi amministrativa. in F Luciani, C Maratini & A Zaccaria-Ruggiu (eds), Temporalia: Itinerari nel tempo e sul tempo. Sargon Editrice s.r.l., Padova, pp. 1-40.

Weszeli, M, Jursa, M, Schmidl, M, Shehata, D, De Zorzi, N, Jankovic, B, Hackl, J, Wagensonner, K, Hirsch, HE & Ziegler, N 2011, 'Register Assyriologie und Bibliographie Mesopotamiens', Archiv für Orientforschung: internationale Zeitschrift für die Wissenschaft vom Vorderen Orient, vol. 52, pp. 463-886.

De Zorzi, N 2011, Rumori dalla cittá: la percezione culturale dei suoni nell'antica Mesopotamia. in F Luciani, A Zaccaria-Ruggiu & A Ellero (eds), La città: Realtà e valori simbolici. Sargon Editrice s.r.l., Padova, pp. 1-31.




Of Women, fire and other dangerous things: rethinking the omen series šumma ālu ina mēlê šakin

Nicla De Zorzi (Speaker)
24 Oct 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


How to identify serial adultery through animal behaviour: on analogistic thought in Ancient Mesopotamia

Nicla De Zorzi (Speaker)
23 Oct 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Bestiarium Mesopotamicum: Animal Omens in Ancient Mesopotamia

Nicla De Zorzi (Speaker)
14 Jun 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Costruire e interpretare il corpo: forme dell'alterità nell'antica Mesopotamia

Nicla De Zorzi (Speaker)
3 Apr 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Symbolic Construction of the Feminine Image in Ancient Mesopotamia: Inclusion and Exclusion

Nicla De Zorzi (Speaker)
28 Feb 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Fegati confusi, maiali promiscui, feti deformi, stelle cadenti: un'introduzione allo studio della divinazione nell'antica Mesopotamia

Nicla De Zorzi (Speaker)
21 Feb 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Un bestiario mesopotamico

Nicla De Zorzi (Speaker)
20 Feb 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Cultic ritual texts in the scholarly tradition: intertextuality in the New Year’s Festival texts

Céline Debourse (Speaker), Nicla De Zorzi (Keynote speaker)
19 Dec 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Repetition with Variation: an Inquiry into the Construction of Meaning in Ancient Mesopotamia

Nicla De Zorzi (Keynote speaker)
19 Dec 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


If dog slobbers drool in front of a man...: reflections on canine imagery in divinatory texts from Ancient Mesopotamia

Nicla De Zorzi (Speaker)
20 Apr 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Negative Value Judgements Relating to Sensory Perception in Akkadian Literature

Nicla De Zorzi (Speaker)
24 Mar 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The Imagery of Animal Omens in the Terrestrial Omen Series Summa alu

Nicla De Zorzi (Speaker)
17 Feb 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Shumma izbu: Textrekonstruktion, Struktur und Hermeneutik

Nicla De Zorzi (Speaker)
2 Jul 2013

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Teoria e Pratica della divinazione nell'antica Mesopotamia

Nicla De Zorzi (Speaker)
19 May 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Riflessioni deduttive su procedure comparative nel Mediterraneo antico

Nicla De Zorzi (Speaker)
18 May 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


La città nei testi divinatori mesopotamici: realtà e proiezione ideologica

Nicla De Zorzi (Speaker)
30 Sep 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


La geografia della terra e del cielo secondo il mito di Etana

Nicla De Zorzi (Speaker)
16 Apr 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


La percezione del tempo nelle lettere di Mari

Nicla De Zorzi (Speaker)
5 Nov 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Divinazione e oroscopi in Mesopotamia: la serie oracolare shumma izbu

Nicla De Zorzi (Speaker)
22 Dec 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Of raving dogs, promiscous pigs and feisty foxes: observations on Mesopotamian animal omens

Nicla De Zorzi (Speaker)
30 Jun 0007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Department of Near Eastern Studies

Spitalgasse 2, Hof 4 (Campus)
1090 Wien
Room: 2C-Z2-52

T: +43-1-4277-43411
F: +43-1-4277-843411

nicla.de.zorzi@univie.ac.at