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The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141907185
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Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the ancient literature of Babylon, immortalized in this epic poem that dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. Together they journey to the Spring of Youth, defeat the Bull of Heaven and slay the monster Humbaba. When Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh's grief and fear of death are such that they lead him to undertake a quest for eternal life. A timeless tale of morality, tragedy and pure adventure, The Epic of Gilgamesh is a landmark literary exploration of man's search for immortality.

The Epic Of Gilgamesh

Author: N. Sandars
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140441000
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The poems about the great King of Uruk are prefaced by notes on their historical and literary background

The Epic Of Gilgamesh

Author: Andrew George
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140449198
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Translated with an Introduction by Andrew George.

The Epic Of Gilgamesh

Author: Maureen Gallery Kovacs
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804717113
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Since the discovery over one hundred years ago of a body of Mesopotamian poetry preserved on clay tablets, what has come to be known as the Epic of Gilgamesh has been considered a masterpiece of ancient literature. It recounts the deeds of a hero-king of ancient Mesopotamia, following him through adventures and encounters with men and gods alike. Yet the central concerns of the Epic lie deeper than the lively and exotic story line: they revolve around a man’s eternal struggle with the limitations of human nature, and encompass the basic human feelings of lonliness, friendship, love, loss, revenge, and the fear of oblivion of death. These themes are developed in a distinctly Mesopotamian idiom, to be sure, but with a sensitivity and intensity that touch the modern reader across the chasm of three thousand years. This translation presents the Epic to the general reader in a clear narrative.