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

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

by Oxford University Press, USA
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Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
RichieTwo More than 1 year ago
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.
BBurns More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a great volume on Mesopotamian myths, this is the book for you! From the Anunnaki, to the Flood, to Gilgamesh and more - this is a great volume. The explanatory notes are quite helpful, and the translations are very readable. The glossary is also a valuable resource. If you have ever tried to read these myths before (in any translation), you are probably aware of the gaps - missing words or lines. They do not read as wholly unbroken narratives. When possible, Stephanie Dalley has provided supplemental texts to assist the reader. Dalley also notes alternate translation options. I am not a Mesopotamian scholar; my interest is in general mythology and storytelling. Still, from the perspective of an interested layperson, Myths from Mesopotamia is a wonderful book with outstanding scholarship. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago