October 31, 2019:

now I swear by the sun god Utu on this very day
and my younger brothers shall be witness of it
in foreign lands where the sons of Sumer are not known
where people do not have the use of paved roads
where they have not access to the written word
that I
the first-born son
am a fashioner of words
a composer of songs
a composer of words
and that they will recite my songs as heavenly writings
and that they will bow down before my words

— Shulgi, second king of the third dynasty of Ur, c.2100 BC