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The epic of Gilgamesh : the Babylonian epic poem and other texts in Akkadian and Sumerian / translated and with an introduction by Andrew George.

George, A. R. (Added Author).

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Burlington Public Library 892.1 GILGAMES 2003 39851001638130 Non-fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out 02/01/2022

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  • ISBN: 0140449191
  • ISBN: 9780140449198
  • Physical Description: lv, 228 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: London ; Penguin Books, 2003.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Previously published: New York : Barnes & Noble, 1999.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-228).
Formatted Contents Note:
The standard version of the Babylonian Gilgamesh epic: 'He who saw the deep' -- Babylonian texts of the early second millennium BC -- Babylonian texts of the late second millennium BC, from sites in Babylonia -- Babylonian texts of the late second millennium BC, from sites outside Babylonia -- The Sumerian poems of Gilgamesh.
Summary, etc.:
Preserved on clay tablets dating back as far as four thousand years ago, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world's oldest epic. It tells of Gilgamesh's adventures with the wild man Enkidu, and of his arduous journey to the ends of the earth in quest of the Babylonian Noah and the secret of immortality. In addition to its themes of family, friendship and the duties of kings, it is the story of mankind's eternal struggle with the fear of death.
Language Note:
Translated from the Akkadian.
Subject: Epic poetry, Assyro-Babylonian > Translations into English.
Epic poetry, Sumerian > Translations into English.
Epic poetry, Assyro-Babylonian.
Epic poetry, Sumerian.
Genre: Translations.

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