Myths from Mesopotamia

Myths from Mesopotamia : Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh and Others

Translated by Stephanie Dalley

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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.

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  • Paperback | 337 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 30.48mm | 907.18g
  • 17 Sep 1998
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1 frontispiece, 1 map,
  • 0192835890
  • 9780192835895
  • 614,593

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