Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, The Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others
A Paperback edition by Stephanie Dalley in English (Dec 11, 2008)
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Short 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... Read more
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.
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Myths from Mesopotamia Paperback edition by Stephanie Dalley
- Translated by
- Stephanie Dalley
- Oxford World's Classics
- Oxford University Press
- Publication date
- Dec 11, 2008
- Product dimensions
- 130 x 196 x 22mm
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