Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others (Oxford World's Classics)

Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others (Oxford World's Classics)


the traditional civilization of Mesopotamia thrived among the rivers Tigris and Euphrates over 4,000 years in the past. The myths accumulated right here, initially written in cuneiform on clay pills, comprise parallels with the biblical tales of the construction and the Flood, and the well-known Epic of Gilgamesh, the story of a guy of significant power, whose heroic quest for immortality is dashed via one second of weakness.

Recent advancements in Akkadian grammar and lexicography suggest that this new translation--complete with notes, a thesaurus of deities, place-names, and keyword phrases, and illustrations of the legendary monsters featured within the text--will exchange all different versions.

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