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Recent developments in Akkadian grammar and lexicography mean that this ...
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.
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These ancient stories from the cradle of civilization--ancient Mesopotamia--stand alongside the Odyssey in their popularity. The collection includes the great literary composition, The Epic of Gilgamesh, a story of a heroic quest for fame and immortality. mortality.
|List of Figures|
|Sigla and Abbreviations|
|The Epic of Gilgamesh, standard version||39|
|The Epic of Gilgamesh, Old Babylonian version||136|
|The Descent of Ishtar to the Underworld||154|
|Nergal and Ereshkigal, standard version||163|
|Nergal and Ereshkigal, Amarna version||178|
|Anzu, standard version||203|
|Anzu, Old Babylonian version||222|
|The Epic of Creation||228|
|Theogony of Dunnu||278|
|Erra and Ishum||282|
|Glossary of Deities, Places and Key Terms||317|
Posted February 11, 2011
The book is excellently annotated. In the case of Gilgamesh, which was my primary interest, different versions are presented. If you are interested in reading some of the first material ever written by mankind (on clay tablets) you need to get this book. This is not a fictionalized version but as factual as can be had. Thank you Stephanie.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 14, 2010
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