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The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh Book
Author : N.A
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 1973-10-25
ISBN : 0141907185
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the ancient literature of Babylon, immortalized in this epic poem that dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. Together they journey to the Spring of Youth, defeat the Bull of Heaven and slay the monster Humbaba. When Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh's grief and fear of death are such that they lead him to undertake a quest for eternal life. A timeless tale of morality, tragedy and pure adventure, The Epic of Gilgamesh is a landmark literary exploration of man's search for immortality.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh Book
Author : John Harris
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2001-05-29
ISBN : 0595178634
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Epic of Gilgamesh is the oldest written chronicle in the world, composed two to three thousand years before Christ. It tells events in the life of a king in an ancient Sumerian city of Mesopotamia.In the tradition of the Greek Iliad or the medieval Beowulf, the heroic central figure is admired for his prowess and power; he is a warrior, whose greatest adventures are here recounted, sometimes fantastic and ultimately magical, as he ventures beyond the bounds of the world. The Epic of Gilgamesh is an artifact of the first civilization, that which is the father and mother of our own civilization. It is like the great-great-great-grandparent whose name you do not know but without whom you would not exist. There are many matters that are not believable to us—monsters, deities, and places that we do not think exist, nor ever existed. Yet we can perceive in Gilgamesh a person like ourselves. This is the story of a man, not a god. We understand him, even if we do not understand or believe all that he does. Gilgamesh is the first literature of mankind to express the human condition.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh Book
Author : Danny P. Jackson
Publisher : Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9780865163522
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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-- 15 original woodcut illustrations -- 18 photographs of ancient artifacts This edition aims to reanimate the story of Gilgamesh and Enkidu for modern readers. The poetic rendition brings words to life through indelible images. A learned and lucid historical and cultural introduction fills in background for the narrative. An interpretative essay reviews the themes of Gilgamesh and their echoes in other literature. The total is a new edition that delights, informs, and stimulates readers to a new appreciation of this age-old tale.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh Book
Author : Maureen Gallery Kovacs
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Release : 1989
ISBN : 9780804717113
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since the discovery over one hundred years ago of a body of Mesopotamian poetry preserved on clay tablets, what has come to be known as the Epic of Gilgamesh has been considered a masterpiece of ancient literature. It recounts the deeds of a hero-king of ancient Mesopotamia, following him through adventures and encounters with men and gods alike. Yet the central concerns of the Epic lie deeper than the lively and exotic story line: they revolve around a man’s eternal struggle with the limitations of human nature, and encompass the basic human feelings of lonliness, friendship, love, loss, revenge, and the fear of oblivion of death. These themes are developed in a distinctly Mesopotamian idiom, to be sure, but with a sensitivity and intensity that touch the modern reader across the chasm of three thousand years. This translation presents the Epic to the general reader in a clear narrative.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh Book
Author : N.A
Publisher : Seven Stories Press
Release : 2018-07-10
ISBN : 1609807944
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH is the Uhr epic--the hero's journey, quest, and education--inscribed onto damp clay tablets several millennia before Odysseus or the priest of Ecclesiastes found their voices. Sumerian versions of the epic date back almost 5000 years. It is a Bildungsroman of a bad king learning to become a proper human being and therefore a wise king, and to do so, besides defeating lions and monsters and surviving great physical and emotional suffering, he must face, and answer, the first (and last) great question: mortality. Translated into English and presented here in its entirety as a graphic novel, this version of THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH is a father/son project by scholar and translator Kent H. Dixon and his son, the comix artist Kevin Dixon, who bring a fresh take on this great work. The reader is slowed down by the artwork and visual jokes and the artist's wry hat-tippings to various masters (Crumb and Gilbert Shelton alongside Schultz and Capp, Popeye and Krazy Kat, Uderzo's Astérix and Hergé's Tintin), and then, once the reading pace has shifted into lower gear, having all these aspects complementarily drawn out, makes for an especially satisfying counterpoint to the low-key, the wise and cynical and morally sophisticated, and sometimes sublimely Olympian humor.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh Book
Author : Andrew George
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2002-12-31
ISBN : 9780140449198
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Translated with an Introduction by Andrew George.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh Book
Author : Benjamin R. Foster
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release : 2019-04
ISBN : 9780393643985
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This Norton Critical Edition includes:An expanded translation from the Akkadian by Benjamin R. Foster based on new discoveries, adding lines throughout the world's oldest epic masterpiece.Benjamin R. Foster's full introduction and expanded explanatory annotations.Eleven illustrations.Analogues from the Sumerian and Hittite narrative traditions along with "The Gilgamesh Letter," a parody of the epic enjoyed by Mesopotamian schoolchildren during the first millennium BCE.Essays by Thorkild Jacobsen, William L. Moran, Susan Ackerman, and Andrew R. George, and a poem by Hillary Major.A Glossary of Proper Names and a Selected Bibliography.

The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic

The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic Book
Author : Jeffrey H. Tigay
Publisher : Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780865165465
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Special Features- Aims to show how The Gilgamesh Epic developed from its earliest to its latest form- Systematic, step-by-step tracking of the stylistic, thematic, structural, and theological changes in The Gilgamesh Epic- Relation of changes to factors (geographical, political, religious, literary) that may have prompted them- Attempts to identify the sources (biographical, historical, literary, folkloric) of the epic's themes, and to suggest what may have been intended by use of these themes- Extensive bibliography- Indices

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh Book
Author : N.A
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2016-06-02
ISBN : 0241289904
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The ancient Sumerian poem The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest written stories in existence, translated with an introduction by Andrew George in Penguin Classics. Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world's oldest epic, predating Homer by many centuries. The story tells of Gilgamesh's adventures with the wild man Enkidu, and of his arduous journey to the ends of the earth in quest of the Babylonian Noah and the secret of immortality. Alongside its themes of family, friendship and the duties of kings, The Epic of Gilgamesh is, above all, about mankind's eternal struggle with the fear of death. The Babylonian version has been known for over a century, but linguists are still deciphering new fragments in Akkadian and Sumerian. Andrew George's gripping translation brilliantly combines these into a fluid narrative and will long rank as the definitive English Gilgamesh. If you enjoyed The Epic of Gilgamesh, you might like Homer's Iliad, also available in Penguin Classics. 'A masterly new verse translation' The Times 'Andrew George has skilfully bridged the gap between a scholarly re-edition and a popular work' London Review of Books

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh Book
Author : Reginald Campbell Thompson
Publisher :
Release : 2019-05-30
ISBN : 9780368876882
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Epic of Gilgamesh is among the earliest surviving works of literature, with the earliest versions dating from around the Third Dynasty of Ur in early Sumeria (2150-2000 BC). Preserved in Cuneiform, the Epic was retold over the centuries, and the most complete version was discovered in the ruins of the library palace of the seventh century BC Assyrian king, Ashurbanipal. The Epic is most notable as being the obvious source of the biblical story of Noah and the flood. The Epic tells the story of the king of Uruk, Gilgamesh, and his adventures with his erstwhile foe and then friend, Enkidu. Together they journey to the Cedar Mountain to defeat Humbaba, its monstrous guardian, then they kill the Bull of Heaven, which the goddess Ishtar sends to punish Gilgamesh for spurning her advances. As a punishment for these actions, the gods sentence Enkidu to death. Gilgamesh then sets out to avoid his friend's fate and seek the secret to eternal life, a quest in which he is ultimately thwarted. Contains original author's preface and a new overview of the storyline. Contents Author's Preface Overview of the Storyline of the Epic of Gilgamesh The First Tablet: Of the Tyranny of Gilgamesh, and the Creation of Enkidu The Second Tablet: Of the Meeting of Gilgamesh and Enkidu The Third Tablet: The Expedition to the Forest of Cedars against Humbaba The Fourth Tablet: The Arrival at the Gate of the Forest The Fifth Tablet: Of the Fight with Humbaba The Sixth Tablet: Of the Goddess Ishtar, Who Fell In Love with the Hero after His Exploit against Humbaba The Seventh Tablet: The Death of Enkidu The Eighth Tablet: Of the Mourning of Gilgamesh, and What Came of It The Ninth Tablet: Gilgamesh in Terror of Death Seeks Eternal Life The Tenth Tablet: How Gilgamesh Reached Uta-Napishtim The Eleventh Tablet: The Flood The Twelfth Tablet: Gilgamesh, In Despair, Enquires of the Dead

Gilgamesh The Epic of Gilgamesh the Fifth King of Uruk

Gilgamesh  The Epic of Gilgamesh  the Fifth King of Uruk Book
Author : Anonymous
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2013-03-14
ISBN : 1105996298
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem from Mesopotamia, is amongst the earliest surviving works of literature. The story centers on a friendship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Enkidu is a wild man created by the gods as Gilgamesh's equal to distract him from oppressing the people of Uruk. Together, they journey to the Cedar Mountain to defeat Humbaba, its monstrous guardian. Later they kill the Bull of Heaven, which the goddess Ishtar sends to punish Gilgamesh for spurning her advances. As a punishment for these actions, the gods sentence Enkidu to death.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh Book
Author : Anonymous Anonymous
Publisher : Xist Publishing
Release : 2015-04-08
ISBN : 1623959411
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia. It tells the story Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, and Enkidu, a wild man created by the gods to stop him oppressing the people of Uruk. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Mesopotamian Literature

Mesopotamian Literature Book
Author : Books, LLC,General Books LLC
Publisher : Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release : 2010-05
ISBN : 9781156902288
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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...

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh Book
Author : Gilgamesh
Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780393975161
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Epic of Gilgamesh is the world's oldest epic masterpiece.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh Book
Author : Anonymous
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-10-17
ISBN : 9781978206977
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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I thought I'd upload a very old epic.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh Book
Author : Morris Jastrow,Albert T. Clay
Publisher : Book Tree
Release : 2003-01-02
ISBN : 9781585092147
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This epic poem is the oldest known to exist in history, predating Homer's Iliad by about 1500 years. Gilgamesh, the hero, discovers he has godly blood, so sets out on a journey to the land of the gods in an attempt to gain entry. It is of ancient Sumerian origin, from the land called Mesopotamia. It is an important work for those studying ancient literature, history and mythology. This Babylonian version is one of the oldest known, if not the oldest. Later renditions are more common and seem to embellish the story, so this work is important for serious researchers. From the standpoint of literature alone, it is also an interesting tale that is enjoyable to read.

He who Saw Everything

He who Saw Everything Book
Author : Robert K. G. Temple
Publisher : Random House (UK)
Release : 1991
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A version of the story of the hero who searched the earth for the herb of immortality incorporates recent findings about the tale

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh Book
Author : John Gardner
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2011-09-28
ISBN : 0307760820
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The story of Gilgamesh, an ancient epic poem written on clay tablets in a cuneiform alphabet, is as fascinating and moving as it is crucial to our ability to fathom the time and the place in which it was written. Gardner's version restores the poetry of the text and the lyricism that is lost in the earlier, almost scientific renderings. The principal theme of the poem is a familiar one: man's persistent and hopeless quest for immortality. It tells of the heroic exploits of an ancient ruler of the walled city of Uruk named Gilgamesh. Included in its story is an account of the Flood that predates the Biblical version by centuries. Gilgamesh and his companion, a wild man of the woods named Enkidu, fight monsters and demonic powers in search of honor and lasting fame. When Enkidu is put to death by the vengeful goddess Ishtar, Gilgamesh travels to the underworld to find an answer to his grief and confront the question of mortality. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh Book
Author : Shin-Eqi-Unninni
Publisher :
Release : 2013-04-28
ISBN : 9781300985730
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The story centers on a friendship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Enkidu is a wild man created by the gods as Gilgamesh's equal to distract him from oppressing the people of Uruk. Together, they journey to the Cedar Mountain to defeat Humbaba, its monstrous guardian. Later they kill the Bull of Heaven, which the goddess Ishtar sends to punish Gilgamesh for spurning her advances. As a punishment for these actions, the gods sentence Enkidu to death. The second half of the epic focuses on Gilgamesh's distress at Enkidu's death, and his quest for immortality. In order to learn the secret of eternal life, Gilgamesh undertakes a long and perilous journey. He learns that "The life that you are seeking you will never find. When the gods created man they allotted to him death, but life they retained in their own keeping."

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh Book
Author : John R. Maier
Publisher : Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9780865163393
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The evolution of the Gilgamesh epic" (1982) / Jeffrey H. Tigay -- From "Gilgamesh in literature and art: the second and first millennia" (1987) / Wilfred G. Lambert -- From "Gilgamesh: sex, love and the ascent of knowledge" (1987) / Benjamin Foster -- "Images of women in the Gilgamesh epic" (1990) / Rivkah Harris -- "The marginalization of the goddesses" (1992) / Tikva Frymer-Kensky -- "Mourning the death of a friend: some assyriological notes" (1993) / Tzvi Abusch -- "Liminality, altered states, and the Gilgamesh epic" (1996) / Sara Mandell -- "Origins: new light on eschatology in Gilgamesh's mortuary journey" (1996) / Raymond J. Clark -- From "a Babylonian in Batavia: Mesopotamian literature and lore in The sunlight dialogues" (1982) / Greg Morris -- "Charles Olson and the poetic uses of Mesopotamian scholarship" / John Maier -- From "'Or also a godly singer, ' Akkadian and early Greek literature" (1984) / Walter Burkert -- From "Gilgamesh and Genesis" (1987) / David Damrosch -- "Praise for death" (1990) / Donald Hall -- From "Gilgamesh in the Arabian nights" (1991) / Stephanie Dalley -- "Ovid's Blanda voluptas and the humanization of Enkidu" (1991) / William L. Moran -- From "the Yahwist's primeval myth" (1992) / Bernard F. Batto -- "Gilgamesh and Philip Roth's Gil Gamesh" (1996) / Marianthe Colakis -- From "The epic of Gilgamesh" (1982) / J. Tracy Luke and Paul W. Pruyser -- From "Gilgamesh and the Sundance Kid: the myth of male friendship" (1987) / Dorothy Hammond and Alta Jablow -- "Gilgamesh and other epics" (1990) / Albert B. Lord -- From "Reaching for abroad: departures" (1991) / Eric J. Leed -- From "Introduction" to he who saw everything (1991) / Robert Temple -- "The oral aesthetic and the bicameral mind" (1991) / Carl Lindahl -- From "Point of view in anthropological discourse: the ethnographer as Gilgamesh" (1991) / Miles Richardson -- From "The wild man: the epic of Gilgamesh" (1992) / Thomas Van Nortwick.