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

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

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Translated by Stephanie Dalley

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 25mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199538360
  • ISBN 13: 9780199538362
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: 1 frontispiece, 1 map,
  • Sales rank: 17,523

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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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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'has the great merit of including not only the obvious Gilgamesh and Creation texts but also the Atrahasis, Adapa, Etana, Anzu, and Erra stories and even the slight but highly suggestive "Theogony of Dunnu"' Greece & Rome 'handsomely produced book' A.R. George, SOAS BUlletin 'her enterprise is to be warmly welcomed' John Dillon, Trinity College, Dublin, Hermathera

Table of contents

Atrahasis; The Epic of Gilgamesh; The Descent of Ishtar to the Underworld; Nergal and Ereshkigal; Adapa; Etana; Anzu; The Epic of Creation; Theology of Dunnu; Erra and Ishum