Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh and Others (Paperback)
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Short Description for Myths from Mesopotamia This text presents translations of the main myths and epics written in Akkadian, including Creation myths and the epic of Gilgamesh.
- Published: 17 September 1998
- Format: Paperback 337 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780192835895 ISBN 10: 0192835890
- Sales rank: 542,210
Full description for Myths from Mesopotamia
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.