Myths from Mesopotamia : creation, the flood, Gilgamesh, and others
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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Book
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Rev. ed.
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0192835890, 9780192835895, 9780199538362, 0199538360
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Published
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition
Rev. ed.
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xix, 339 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
0192835890, 9780192835895, 9780199538362, 0199538360

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 332-337).
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"Between the great rivers Tigris and Euphrates lies the rich alluvial land of Mesopotamia (now in modern Iraq), which supported a complex and prosperous society over 4,000 years ago." "The stories translated here are all of ancient Mesopotamia, and include not only myths about the Creation and stories of the Flood, but also the longest and greatest literary composition, the Epic of Gilgamesh. This is the story of a heroic quest for fame and immortality, pursued by a man of great strength who loses a unique opportunity through a moment's weakness." "So much has been discovered in recent years both by way of new tablets and points of grammar and lexicography that these new translations by Stephanie Dalley supersede all previous versions."--Jacket.
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Translated from Akkadian texts.

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