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Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic: Introduction, Critical Edition and Cuneiform Texts (Andrew R George) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2003) 9780198149224
Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic: Introduction, Critical Edition and Cuneiform Texts (Andrew R George) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2003) 9780198149224
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Title: The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic: Introduction, Critical Edition and Cuneiform Texts

Author: George, Andrew R

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2003

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780198149224

Volumes: 2; Pages: 1178

List Price in Cloth: $565.00 Our price: $439.99

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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.ContentsPart One: Introduction 1. The literary history of the epic of Gilgamesh2. The name of Gilgamesh and its history3. Literary, historical, and religious traditions about Gilgamesh4. Enkidu and othersPart Two: The older versions of the epic 5. Old Babylonian Tablets and fragments6. Middle Babylonian tablets and fragments7. Assyrian fragments of one or more intermediate recensionsPart Three: The Standard Babylonian Epic 8. The manuscripts of the standard Babylonian epic9. Introduction to the text of the standard Babylonian epic10. Synopsis and exegesis of the standard Babylonian epic11. Edition of the standard Babylonian epic12. Bilgames and the netherworld 172-end13. Critical and philological notes on the standard Babylonian epicBibliographyIndex of cuneiform tablets and other objectsCuneiform textsPlates
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