Ama-gi

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Ama-gi is a Sumerian word, expressing the manumission of slaves. Literally translated, it means "return to the mother," inasmuch as former slaves were "returned to their mothers, (i.e., freed)." It is believed to be the first written expression of the concept of liberty.

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into Russian: Ама-ги. Translation complete.
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Ama-gi is a Sumerian word (written ama-gi₄ [shumerian needed], also ama-ar-gi₄) expressing the manumission of slaves. Literally translated, it means "return to the mother," inasmuch as former slaves were "returned to their mothers, (i.e., freed)."[1] It is believed to be the first written expression of the concept of liberty.[2][3]

The cuneiform spelling ama-gi₄ has been adopted as a symbol by several "liberty"-oriented groups. The journal of the Hayek Society at the London School of Economics, the largest libertarian student group in England, is titled Ama-gi.[3] The symbol is used as a logo by the Instituto Politíco para la Libertad of Peru,[4] and another version is a trademarked logo of the publishing firm, Liberty Fund[5]

See also

* Urukagina

* Libertarianism

References

1. The Sumerians: Their History, Culture, and Character, Samuel Noah Kramer, 1971.

2. Fischer, David Hackett (2005). Liberty and Freedom. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 864. ISBN 978-0195162530.

3. Yu, Erica C.. "Editor-in-Chief". ama-gi. Hayek Society. Retrieved May 13, 2011.

4. "Instituto Politico para la Libertad - Inicio". www.iplperu.com. Retrieved 2009-05-05.

5. Liberty Fund, Inc. website

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