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Gilgamesh: The Epic of Gilgamesh, the Fifth King of Uruk
     

Gilgamesh: The Epic of Gilgamesh, the Fifth King of Uruk

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The Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem from Mesopotamia, is amongst the earliest surviving works of literature. The story centers on a friendship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Enkidu is a wild man created by the gods as Gilgamesh's equal to distract him from oppressing the people of Uruk. Together, they journey to the Cedar Mountain to defeat Humbaba, its monstrous

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The Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem from Mesopotamia, is amongst the earliest surviving works of literature. The story centers on a friendship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Enkidu is a wild man created by the gods as Gilgamesh's equal to distract him from oppressing the people of Uruk. Together, they journey to the Cedar Mountain to defeat Humbaba, its monstrous guardian. Later they kill the Bull of Heaven, which the goddess Ishtar sends to punish Gilgamesh for spurning her advances. As a punishment for these actions, the gods sentence Enkidu to death.

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ISBN-13:
9781105996290
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
07/24/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
409,002
File size:
469 KB

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Gilgamesh: The Epic of Gilgamesh, the Fifth King of Uruk 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a terrible version of this tale. I couldn't follow it at all, and ended up finding a better (not to mention free) version online. Don't waste your money with this version- just find it online.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just wanted the English translation without any additions courtesy of any recent author's imagination – that's surprisingly hard to find! But if you want poetry or a story to read I'd recommend a different version
Anonymous More than 1 year ago