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Myths from Mesopotamia : Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others - Stephanie Dalley

Myths from Mesopotamia

Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others

Paperback Published: 11th December 2008
ISBN: 9780199538362
Number Of Pages: 368

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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.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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`has the great merit of including not only the obvious Gilgamesh and Creation texts but also the Atrahasis, Adapa, Etana, Anzu, and Erra stories and even the slight but highly suggestive "Theogony of Dunnu"' Greece & Rome 'handsomely produced book' A.R. George, SOAS BUlletin 'her enterprise is to be warmly welcomed' John Dillon, Trinity College, Dublin, Hermathera

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

ISBN: 9780199538362
ISBN-10: 0199538360
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 11th December 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.26

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