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The Babylonian Gilgamesh epic is the oldest long poem in the world, with a history going back four thousand years. It tells the fascinating and moving story of Gilgamesh's heroic deeds and lonely quest for immortality. This book collects for the first time all the known sources in the original cuneiform, including many fragments never published before. The author's personal study of every available fragment has produced a definitive edition and translation, complete with comprehensive introductory chapters that place the poem and its hero in context.

About the Author

A. R. George is Professor of Babylonian at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Table of Contents

1. Part One: Introduction The literary history of the epic of Gilgamesh

2. The name of Gilgamesh and its history

3. Literary, historical, and religious traditions about Gilgamesh

4. Enkidu and others

5. Part Two: The older versions of the epic Old Babylonian Tablets and fragments

6. Middle Babylonian tablets and fragments

7. Assyrian fragments of one or more intermediate recensions

8. Part Three: The Standard Babylonian Epic The manuscripts of the standard Babylonian epic

9. Introduction to the text of the standard Babylonian epic

10. Synopsis and exegesis of the standard Babylonian epic

11. Edition of the standard Babylonian epic

12. Bilgames and the netherworld 172-end

13. Critical and philological notes on the standard Babylonian epic

Bibliography

Index of cuneiform tablets and other objects

Cuneiform texts

Plates

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198149224
Editor:
George, A. R.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
George, A. R.
Author:
George, A. R.
Author:
null, A. R.
Subject:
African
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Epic poetry, Assyro-Babylonian
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Literature in Translation
Subject:
Middle Eastern
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Series Volume:
Introduction, Critic
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
147 plates and 14 halftones
Pages:
1178
Dimensions:
7.1 x 10 x 2.9 in 5.344 lb

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