Epics of Sumerian Kings: The Matter of Aratta

Epics of Sumerian Kings: The Matter of Aratta

by Fernand de Varennes, H. L. J. Vanstiphout
     
 

This volume presents for the first time both the authoritative Sumerian text and an elegant English translation of four Sumerian epics, the earliest known in any language. The introduction discusses the intellectual and cultural context as well as the poetics and meaning of this epic cycle.

Overview

This volume presents for the first time both the authoritative Sumerian text and an elegant English translation of four Sumerian epics, the earliest known in any language. The introduction discusses the intellectual and cultural context as well as the poetics and meaning of this epic cycle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004130692
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/29/2004
Series:
SBL - Writings from the Ancient World Series, #20
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.74(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

Herman Vanstiphout is Associate Professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures of the Middle East at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

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