William Hallo

William Wolfgang Hallo
Vital Statistics
 Name: William Wolfgang Hallo, Ph.D.
 Occupations: Educator, Historian, Philologist
 Specialties: Assyrian, Babylonian, Mesopotamian
 Year born: 1928
 Year died: 2015
 Age: 87
 ISNI: 0000 0001 2123 6969
 Attribution: Wikipedia

Born in Kassel, Germany in 1928, Hallo left Germany in 1939 for England, and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1941. He received his B.A. from Harvard and studied in the Netherlands through a Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Leiden. There he met and married Edith Pinto, with whom he had two children. After the death of Edith in 1991, he married Nanette Stahl.

Hallo studied for his Ph.D. 1951–1956 at the Oriental Institute with a fellowship from the University of Chicago under Professor I.J. Gelb. After receiving his Ph.D., he worked at Hebrew Union College’s Jewish Institute of Religion. In 1962, Hallo became assistant curator (and later curator) of the Babylonian Collection and professor of Assyriology at Yale, which he taught until his retirement in 2002.

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Body of Work
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Early Mesopotamian Royal Titles: A Philologic And Historical Analysis
William Hallo - Early Mesopotamian Royal Titles
Supreme political power in Mesopotamia was vested in kings for as far back as the written records go, but the titles used to identify the office of kingship often varied from one city to another and from one period to the next. These titles, traced backward to their origins and...

Thema Categories: Ancient history, Mesopotamia
Editions available: 1
The Ancient Near East: A History
William Hallo - Ancient Near East
This new history of the ancient Near East meets an insistent demand. Although many books are published annually in the general field of “Biblical archeology,” the political and cultural development of pre-classical antiquity has not been in English by specialists in the field since the days of Breasted and stead....

Thema Categories: Ancient Near East
Editions available: 1
The Exaltation of Inanna
William Hallo - The Exhaltation of Inanna
Cuneiform literature has long been stigmatized as anonymous, or at best pseudonymous, and this in marked contrast to the literature of the ancient world generally, which placed a high value on attribution, authentic or merely traditional, whether we look at Egyptian literature, or Hittite, Canaanite, Hebrew, or Greek. By the...

Thema Categories: Ancient history, Ancient Greek religion and mythology
Editions available: 1