EPONYM CHRONICLES
   These were lists drawn up of the names of eponyms who gave their name to a year, augmented by a brief comment on specific events during the year, such as eclipses. The earliest extant Eponym List only enumerates the officials’names and covers the years before and during the reign of Shamshi-Addu I (c. 1813–1781 B.C.). Another fragmentary text lists eponyms from about 1200. Aconsecutive listing covers the years 910–649. Eponym chronicles, together with the royal annals, form the backbone of Assyrian historiography.

Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia. . 2012.

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