Author : Books, LLC,General Books LLC
Publisher : Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release : 2010-05
ISBN : 9781156902288
Language : En, Es, Fr & De GET BOOK
Book Description :
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 51. Chapters: Akkadian literature, Epic of Gilgamesh, Sumerian literature, Uruk, Assyro-Babylonian literature, Shamash, Humbaba, Gilgamesh flood myth, Amarna letters, En ma Eli, Cedrus libani, Atra-Hasis, Gilgamesh in popular culture, Amarna letters-great powers' club, Dialogue of Pessimism, Library of Ashurbanipal, Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta, Lugalbanda, Descent to the underworld, Sumerian creation myth, Enuma anu enlil, Taylor and Sennacherib Prisms, Instructions of Shuruppak, Cedars of God, Cedar Forest, Enkidu, Lugalbanda in the Mountain Cave, Tikunani Prism, Ludlul b l n meqi, Poor Man of Nippur, Scorpion man, Enmerkar and En-suhgir-ana, Urra=hubullu, Adamanduga, Siduri, Lugalbanda and the Anzud Bird, Gugalanna, Lament for Ur, Ninsun, Aga of Kish, Gilgamesh the King, Nabnitu, Shamhat, Lu-di ira, S n-l qi-unninni, Xisuthros, Mashu, Silili, Kelashin Stele, Balag, Balbale, Tukulti-Ninurta Epic. Excerpt: The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from Mesopotamia and is among the earliest known works of literature. Scholars believe that it originated as a series of Sumerian legends and poems about the protagonist of the story, Gilgamesh king of Uruk, which were fashioned into a longer Akkadian epic much later. The most complete version existing today is preserved on 12 clay tablets from the library collection of 7th-century BC Assyrian king Ashurbanipal. The epic was originally titled He who Saw the Deep (Sha naqba muru) or Surpassing All Other Kings (Sh tur eli sharr ), which are the first few words of the epic in different versions. The story revolves around a relationship between Gilgamesh and his close male companion, Enkidu. Enkidu is a wild man created by the gods as Gilgamesh's equal to distract him from oppressing the citizens of Uruk. Together they undertake dangerous quests that incur the displeasure of the gods. Fir...