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    Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others (Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) Translated by Stephanie Dalley

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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    Myths from Mesopotamia
    Subtitle
    Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others
    Authors and contributors
    Translated by Stephanie Dalley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199538362
    ISBN 10: 0199538360
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: CUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25420
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    LC classification: BF
    BISAC V2.8: FIC010000
    B&T General Subject: 501
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 65
    BISAC V2.8: REL017000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: REL024000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A13280000, A33500000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 299.21
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, QRRL
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    1 frontispiece, 1 map,
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    '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