Almost as brief are the preamble and prologue of a treaty between the Hittite king Mursil II and Niqmepa of Ugarit, in about 1300 B.C.: “Thus speaks the Sun, Mursil the Great King, King of the Hittite land”; and then, “As for you, Niqmepa, even as I have [reconciled] you and your equals, and have sought to ensure your installation as king on your father’s throne, so you and your people are now my subjects.”