Quote of the Day: Loans

The pleasures of lending as well as the hardships of reimbursing were so much part of the Babylonian way of thinking that we find them very adequately expressed in a popular saying of these times: nadānu kima rǎmi, hubullu turru kima alādi māru or ‘Giving a loan is like making love, returning a loan is like giving birth to a child’

– Katrien De Graef (2008) “Giving a Loan is Like Making Love…” In Koenraad Verboven, Katelijn Vandorpe and Véronique Chankowski, eds., Pistoi dia tèn technèn: Bankers, Loans and Archives in the Ancient World: Studies in Honour of Raymond Bogaert: 15.

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