Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, The Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others
OUP Oxford, 2000 - Fiction - 339 pages
The ancient civilization of Mesopotamia thrived between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates over 4,000 years ago. The myths collected here, originally written in cuneiform on clay tablets, include parallels with the biblical stories of the Creation and the Flood, and the famous Epic of Gilgamesh, the tale of a man of great strength, whose heroic quest for immortality is dashed through one moment of weakness. Recent developments in Akkadian grammar and lexicography mean that this new translation, complete with notes, a glossary of deities, place-names, and key terms, and illustrations of the mythical monsters featured in the text, will replace all other versions. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Epic of Gilgamesh standard version
The Descent of Ishtar to the Underworld
Nergal and Ereshkigal standard version
Anzu standard version
Other editions - View all
Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others
Limited preview - 2000
Adad Adapa Addressed his words Akkadian alewife Anshar Anunnaki Anzu Apsu assembly Assyria Atrahasis Babylon battle Bull of Heaven cattle clay counsellor created cult centres death demons door dream dwelling eagle Ekur Ellil Enki Enkidu Epic of Creation epithet Ereshkigal Erra Erra and Ishum Etana face father Flood gate Gilgamesh spoke goddess gods heard and spoke heart Hittite Humbaba Huwawa Igigi Ishtar Ishum Kakka king Lahmu land lapis lazuli lines fragmentary lines missing listened looked lord mankind mantle of radiance Marduk Mesopotamia millennium mother mountain Namtar Nergal night Nineveh Ninsun Ninurta Nusku Pine Forest Qingu rites roam open country seven Shamash Shamhat shrine sleep slew speech Sumerian story Tablet of Destinies temple Tiamat took translation Underworld Ur-shanabi Uruk Ut-napishtim vizier voice heard warrior Erra weapons weep wild winds young