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Title: The Harps That Once ... Sumerian Poetry in Translation
Author: Jacobsen, Thorkild
Publisher: Yale University Press; Publication Date: 1987
Paperback; ISBN: 9780300072785
Volumes: 1; Pages: 273
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The eminent Assyriologist Thorkild Jacobsen, author of Treasures of Darkness, here presents translations of ancient Sumerian poems written near the end of the third millennium B.C.E., including a number of compositions that have never before been published in translation. The themes developed in the poems--quite possibly the earliest poems extant--are those that have fascinated humanity since the time people first began to spin stories: the longings of young lovers; courage in battle; joy at the birth of a child; the pleasures of drink and song.