Mesopotamian Myths And Epics

Mesopotamian Myths And Epics

by Robert Rogers
     
 

Originally the fifth in a series of five lectures delivered at Harvard University, this extract is an early attempt to tackle a formidable subject: the religion of ancient Iraq, or Mesopotamia. In this last essay of the set, Rogers focus on the mythic tradition of Mesopotamia, discussing the myths of Adapa, Ishtar's descent to the netherworld, and the Gilgamesh…  See more details below

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Originally the fifth in a series of five lectures delivered at Harvard University, this extract is an early attempt to tackle a formidable subject: the religion of ancient Iraq, or Mesopotamia. In this last essay of the set, Rogers focus on the mythic tradition of Mesopotamia, discussing the myths of Adapa, Ishtar's descent to the netherworld, and the Gilgamesh epic, especially concentrating on the deluge account. Engaging and informative, Rogers' narrative is accessible to the specialist and general reader alike.

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ISBN-13:
9781607241102
Publisher:
Gorgias Press
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Pages:
62
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)

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