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. "The Epic of Gilgamesh": 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.
Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world's oldest epic. The story tells of Gilgamesh's adventures with the wild man Enkidu. This text is translated by Andrew George.
Presents a tale of morality, tragedy and pure adventure. This book shows how Gilgamesh, King of Uruk and his companion Enkidu journey to the Spring of Youth, defeat the Bull of Heaven and slay the monster Humbaba.
Until around 10,000 BC art in Europe appears to have been in advance of the rest of the world and throws light on the total history of early man. This study traces the development of the artistic accomplishment of this period, concluding with an account of the new departures of Celtic La Tene art.
This book comprises five poems dating from the height of the Babylonian civilization in the second millennium BC. They include "The New Babylonian Creation", "Inanna's Journey to Hell" and "Adapa: the Man".
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