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Matilla, Madilla, Matella, Matila

Other Hittite Names:

Inventory No 3085
   
Geographical Type City
Determinative URU
   
   
Literature del Monte G. F.- J. Tischer, 1978: Die Orts und Gewässernamen der Hethitischen Texte, RGTC 6.

Forlanini M., 1980: “La Prima Lista di VBoT 68 e la Provincia di Arinna” SMEA 22: 71-80.

Forlanini, M., 2008: “The Central Provinces of Hatti: An Updating”, K. Strobel (ed.), New Perspectives on the Historical Geography and Topography of Anatolia in the II and I Millennium B.C.(Eothen 16), Firenze, 145-188.

Goetze A. ,1930: "Bemerkungen zu dem hethitischen Text AO 9608 des Louvre", RHA 1.1; 18-30.

Klinger J. 1996, "Der Kult von Matilla im Rahmen der beiden grossen hethitischen Reisefesten", SMEA 37, 67-78.

Oettinger N. 2002, "Hethitisch warḫuizna- "Wald, heiliger Hain", und tiyessar "Baumpflanzung...", in P.Taracha (ed.), Silva Anatolica. Anatolian Studies Presented to Maciej Popko.., Warsaw, 253-260.

Popko M. 1986, "Die kleinasiatische Stadtnamen Kulila und Matilla", AoF 18, 176-179.

Popko M. 2002, "Zu einigen Kultstätten zwischen Ḫattuša und Arinna", Anatolia antica. Studi in memoria di Fiorella Imparati (Eothen 11) , Firenze, 665-670.

Popko M. 2009, Arinna, Eine heilige Stadt der Hethiter (StBoT 50), Wiesbaden.

Sir Gavaz Ö (forthcoming), "The Location of the City of Matilla A New Look”, International Workshop “Places and Spaces in Hittite Anatolia I: Hatti and the East”, (25-26 October 2013), İstanbul.

   
   
Administration Local administrator: Ma-ti-il-la-i[l (ethnicon, VBoT 68 II 9')
LÚZABAR.DAB functionary: KBo 10.31 IV 15'
ḫalentu building: KBo 21.78 I 4; KUB 20.94 6.
warḫuizna wood: Oettinger 2002; Popko 2002.
   
Cult Cf. Klinger 1996.
Travel of the king to Matilla (VBoT 68 III 1-3)
Great Festival in autumn at Matilla in the presence of the king: CTH 596
Matilla in the AN.TAḪ.ŠUM Festival: CTH 604, 608, 624.
Matilla in the Nuntarriyašḫa Festival: CTH 626
The LÚZABAR.DAB of Matilla in the KI.LAM Festival: CTH 627
Men of Matilla in a religious context: KUB 51.81 rev. 81;
   
History
   
   
Ancient Textual Documentation CTH 126: KUB 51.81 rev.? 8'
CTH 231.1: VBoT 68 II 9', III 2
CTH 596: KBo 21.78 I 1,2; IV 6'; KBo 22.174, 4'
CTH 604A: KBo 10.20 II 2; D: KBo 45.16 II 3
CTH 608: KBo 45.17 VI 8', 11'KBo 49. 261 rev. R.c. 10'; KBo 61.109, 5'
CTH 621 A:: KBo 21.80 IV 16'
CTH 621 B: KBo 20.71+76 + rev. 14'
CTH 626 Ü 2A: KUB 59.2 III 17
CTH 627.5 a 1.A: KBo 10.31 IV 15'
CTH 666: KUB 34.124 rev. 1'; VBoT 95 I 5
CTH 670.185: KUB 20.94 3
CTH 670.577: KUB 20.21 VJ 3'
CTH 743: KUB 48.40 V 1'


   
   
Net of Routes
   
Localization
(sure or highly probable)
M. on the road Ḫattuša – Arinna and the arḫuizna: Popko 1986; 2002, with bibl; 2009, 9 f.; Forlanini 2008: 151; Oettinger 2002. In the province of Arinna (Forlanini 1980: 73, 79; 2008: 162).

   
Other Localization Proposals del Monte – Tischler, 1978: 268.
   
   
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