Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others

Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others

by Stephanie Dalley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192835890

ISBN-13: 9780192835895

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


The ancient civilization of Mesopotamia thrived between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates over 4,000 years ago. The myths collected here, originally written in cuneiform on clay tablets, include parallels with the biblical stories of the Creation and the Flood, and the famous Epic of Gilgamesh, the tale of a man of great strength, whose heroic quest for…  See more details below

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The ancient civilization of Mesopotamia thrived between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates over 4,000 years ago. The myths collected here, originally written in cuneiform on clay tablets, include parallels with the biblical stories of the Creation and the Flood, and the famous Epic of Gilgamesh, the tale of a man of great strength, whose heroic quest for immortality is dashed through one moment of weakness.
Recent developments in Akkadian grammar and lexicography mean that this new translation--complete with notes, a glossary of deities, place-names, and key terms, and illustrations of the mythical monsters featured in the text--will replace all other versions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192835895
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Sigla and Abbreviations
Introduction
Chronological Chart
Atrahasis1
The Epic of Gilgamesh, standard version39
The Epic of Gilgamesh, Old Babylonian version136
The Descent of Ishtar to the Underworld154
Nergal and Ereshkigal, standard version163
Nergal and Ereshkigal, Amarna version178
Adapa182
Etana189
Anzu, standard version203
Anzu, Old Babylonian version222
The Epic of Creation228
Theogony of Dunnu278
Erra and Ishum282
Glossary of Deities, Places and Key Terms317
Select Bibliography332

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