The Literature of Ancient Sumer

The Literature of Ancient Sumer


This anthology of Sumerian literature constitutes the main complete assortment ever released, and comprises examples of lots of the types of composition written within the language, from narrative myths and lyrical hymns to proverbs and love poetry. The translations have benefited either from the paintings of many students and from our ever-increasing knowing of Sumerian. as well as reflecting the advances made through glossy scholarship, the translations are written in transparent, available English. an in depth advent discusses the literary features of the works, the folks who created and copied them in old Iraq, and the way the learn of Sumerian literature has developed over the past one hundred fifty years.

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