The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh

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Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world's oldest epic, predating Homer by many centuries. The story tells of Gilgamesh's adventures with the wild man Enkidu, and of his arduous journey to the ends of the earth in quest of the Babylonian Noah and the secret of immortality. Alongside its themes of family, friendship and the duties of kings, the "Epic of Gilgamesh" is, above all, about mankind's eternal struggle with the fear of death.
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  • E-Classics
  • United Kingdom
  • 0141888407
  • 9780141888408