The Epic of Gilgamesh

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  • Author : Maureen Gallery Kovacs
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Pages : 122 pages
  • ISBN : 9780804717113
  • Rating : 2/5 from 3 reviews
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The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Author : Maureen Gallery Kovacs
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 24 July 1989
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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

Gilgamesh the King

Gilgamesh the King
  • Author : Robert Silverberg
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 29 September 2011
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'You will be a King, and Great King, and then you will Die, and you may not avoid that destiny, try as you may¿' Two-thirds god, one-third human, Gilgamesh is a giant among men and a formidable warrior, even as a boy. When his father the king of Rurk dies, Gilgamesh is forced into exile by the newly crowned Dumuzi, jealous of his prowess and fearful of his intentions. In neighbouring Kis his fighting skills are honed to perfection,

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh
  • Author : John R. Maier
  • Publisher : Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
  • Release : 24 July 1997
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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

Gilgamesh and Akka

Gilgamesh and Akka
  • Author : Dina Katz
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 01 January 1993
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'Gilgamesh and Akka' is a short narative poem in standard literary Sumerian. The protagonist of the tale is Gilgamesh, lord of Uruk. It is the story of Uruk's war of liberation from the hegemony of Kish. Katz's analysis of the literary structure and historical value of the texts sheds new light on the compsition. This volume is meant for specialists and non-specialists alike.

The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic

The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic
  • Author : Jeffrey H. Tigay
  • Publisher : Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
  • Release : 24 July 2021
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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

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh
  • Author : Herbert Mason
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 24 July 2021
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Presents a verse narrative of the ancient Babylonian epic about love, death, loss, heroes, and friendship, including an historical essay on the original poem.

Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels

Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels
  • Author : Alexander Heidel
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 24 July 2021
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Cuneiform records made some three thousand years ago are the basis for this essay on the ideas of death and the afterlife and the story of the flood which were current among the ancient peoples of the Tigro-Euphrates Valley. With the same careful scholarship shown in his previous volume, The Babylonian Genesis, Heidel interprets the famous Gilgamesh Epic and other related Babylonian and Assyrian documents. He compares them with corresponding portions of the Old Testament in order to determine the

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Author : Danny P. Jackson
  • Publisher : Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
  • Release : 24 July 1997
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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

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 11 November 2014
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A new verse rendering of the great epic of ancient Mesopotamia, one of the oldest works in Western Literature. Ferry makes Gilgamesh available in the kind of energetic and readable translation that Robert Fitzgerald and Richard Lattimore have provided for readers in their translations of Homer and Virgil.

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh
  • Author : Stephen Mitchell
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release : 27 February 2014
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Vivid, enjoyable and comprehensible, the poet and pre-eminent translator Stephen Mitchell makes the oldest epic poem in the world accessible for the first time. Gilgamesh is a born leader, but in an attempt to control his growing arrogance, the Gods create Enkidu, a wild man, his equal in strength and courage. Enkidu is trapped by a temple prostitute, civilised through sexual experience and brought to Gilgamesh. They become best friends and battle evil together. After Enkidu's death the distraught Gilgamesh

The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic

The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic
  • Author : A. R. George
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 24 July 2021
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"The Babylonian Gilgamesh epic is the oldest long poem in the world, with a history going back four thousand years. It tells the fascinating and moving story of Gilgamesh's heroic deeds and lonely quest for immortality. This book collects for the first time all the known sources in the original cuneiform, including many fragments never published before. The author's personal study of every available fragment has produced a definitive edition and translation, complete with comprehensive introductory chapters that place the

Gilgamesh Retold

Gilgamesh Retold
  • Author : Jenny Lewis
  • Publisher : Carcanet Press Ltd
  • Release : 25 October 2018
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Jenny Lewis relocates Gilgamesh to its earlier, oral roots in a Sumerian society where men and women were more equal, the reigning deity of Gilgamesh’s city, Uruk, was female (Inanna), only women were allowed to brew beer and keep taverns and women had their own language – emesal. With this shift of emphasis, Lewis captures the powerful allure of the world’s oldest poem and gives it a fresh dynamic while creating a fastpaced narrative for a new generation of

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh
  • Author : Louise M. Pryke
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 15 March 2019
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Gilgamesh focuses on the eponymous hero of the world’s oldest epic and his legendary adventures. However, it also goes further and examines the significance of the story’s Ancient Near Eastern context, and what it tells us about notions of kingship, animality, and the natures of mortality and immortality. In this volume, Louise M. Pryke provides a unique perspective to consider many foundational aspects of Mesopotamian life, such as the significance of love and family, the conceptualisation of life

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh
  • Author : Michael Schmidt
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 13 April 2021
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Reflections on a lost poem and its rediscovery by contemporary poets Gilgamesh is the most ancient long poem known to exist. It is also the newest classic in the canon of world literature. Lost for centuries to the sands of the Middle East but found again in the 1850s, it is a story of monsters, gods, and cataclysms, and of intimate friendship and love. Acclaimed literary historian Michael Schmidt provides a unique meditation on the rediscovery of Gilgamesh, showing how