The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh


N. okay. Sandars's landmark translation of 1 of the 1st and maximum works of Western literature

Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his significant other Enkidu are the one heroes to have survived from the traditional literature of Babylon, immortalized during this epic poem that dates again to the 3rd millennium BC. jointly they trip to the Spring of sweet sixteen, defeat the Bull of Heaven and slay the monster Humbaba. while Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh’s grief and worry of dying are such that they lead him to adopt a quest for everlasting existence. A undying story of morality, tragedy and natural adventure, The Epic of Gilgamesh is a landmark literary exploration of man’s look for immortality.
N. okay. Sandars’s lucid, obtainable translation is prefaced by means of an in depth creation that examines the narrative and old context of the paintings. additionally, there's a thesaurus of names and a map of the traditional Orient.

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