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Epic of Gilgamesh

ISBN-10: 014044100X
ISBN-13: 9780140441000
Edition: 2003 (Revised)
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Description: Babylonian heroes Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu, are immortalized in this epic poem that dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. This accessible translation is prefaced by a detailed introduction that examines the narrative and  More...

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Book details

List price: $12.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 12/30/1960
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Babylonian heroes Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu, are immortalized in this epic poem that dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. This accessible translation is prefaced by a detailed introduction that examines the narrative and historical context of the work.

Map of the Ancient Orient
Introduction
The History of the Epic
The Discovery of the Tablets
The Historical Background
The Literary Background
The Hero of the Epic
The Principal Gods of the Epic
The Story
Survival
The Diction of the Epic
Remarks on this Version
Acknowledgements
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Prologue: Gilgamesh King in Uruk
The Coming of Enkidu
The Forest Journey
Ishtar and Gilgamesh, and the Death of Enkidu
The Search for Everlasting Life
The Story of the Flood
The Return
The Death of Gilgamesh
Glossary of Names
Appendix: Sources

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