The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh

Book - 1989
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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 man's eternal struggle with the limitations of human nature, and encompass the basic human feelings of loneliness, friendship, love, loss, revenge, and the fear of the oblivion of death. This new translation makes the Epic accessible to the general reader in a clear and complete a form.
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c1989.
ISBN: 9780804715898
0804715890
9780804717113
0804717117
Branch Call Number: 892.1 Gil
Characteristics: xxxiv, 122 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Kovacs, Maureen Gallery

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Jun 03, 2014

Awful , couldn't get into it or finish it !
And just plain boring .

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