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Old Persian

The first four texts are devoted to Old Avestan; the next two, to Young Avestan; and the last four, to Old Persian.

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  1. Old Persian: excerpts from Darian Inscription DB IV (36-45, 50-69)
  2. Old Persian: excerpt from DB I (26-43, 48-60)
  3. Old Persian: excerpt from DNa (1-14, 30-55)
  4. Old Persian: excerpt from XPh (28-56)

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