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The Epic of Gilgamesh
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Anonymous
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-02 - Publisher: Penguin UK

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
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Language: en
Pages: 127
Authors: Nancy K. Sandars
Categories: English poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1972 - Publisher:

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The Epic of Gilgamesh
Language: en
Pages: 122
Authors: Maureen Gallery Kovacs
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

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
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Language: en
Pages: 91
Authors: Eren Sarı
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-08 - Publisher: noktaekitap

Gilgamesh is the semi-mythic King of Uruk best known from The Epic of Gilgamesh (written c. 2150-1400 BCE) the great Sumerian/Babylonian poetic work which pre-dates Homer’s writing by 1500 years and, therefore, stands as the oldest piece of epic western literature. Gilgamesh’s father was the Priest-King Lugalbanda (who is featured
Epic of Gilgamesh
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: Morris Jastrow, Albert T. Clay
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-20 - Publisher: CreateSpace

The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia. Dating from the Third Dynasty of Ur (circa 2100 BC), it is often regarded as the first great work of literature. The literary history of Gilgamesh begins with five Sumerian poems about 'Bilgamesh' (Sumerian for 'Gilgamesh'), king of Uruk.