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

ISBN-10: 0192835890
ISBN-13: 9780192835895
Edition: N/A
Authors: Stephanie Dalley
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Description: The ancient civilization of Mesopotamia thrived between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates over 4,000 years ago. The myths collected here, originally written in cuneiform on clay tablets, include parallels with the biblical stories of the Creation and  More...

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Book details

List price: $13.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The ancient civilization of Mesopotamia thrived between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates over 4,000 years ago. The myths collected here, originally written in cuneiform on clay tablets, include parallels with the biblical stories of the Creation and the Flood, and the famous Epic of Gilgamesh, the tale of a man of great strength, whose heroic quest for immortality is dashed through one moment of weakness. 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.

Atrahasis
The Epic of Gilgamesh
The Descent of Ishtar to the Underworld
Nergal and Ereshkigal
Adapa
Etana
Anzu
The Epic of Creation
Theology of Dunnu
Erra and Ishum

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