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The Epic of Gilgamesh By Andrew George

The Epic of Gilgamesh

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Originally the work of an anonymous Babylonian poet, who lived over 3700 years ago, this is the tale of one man's struggle against death. Not content with the immortal renown won by reckless deeds, the hero of the epic seeks immortality itself and journeys to the end of the earth and beyond.

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The Epic of Gilgamesh: The Babylonian Epic Poem And Other Texts in Akkadian And Sumerian by Andrew George

THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH is the tale of one man's struggle against death. Not content with the immortal renown won by reckless deeds, the hero of the epic seeks immortality itself and journeys to the ends of the earth and beyond. The epic was originally the work of an anonymous Babylonian poet who lived more than 3,700 years ago. He composed the epic in Akkadian language, but the literary traditions of Gilgamesh go back even further to five poems in Sumerian. All these texts are today being reconstructed from the many thousands of clay tablets recovered in the past century and a half from the mounds that bury the cities of ancient Mesopotamia.

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About Andrew George


Andrew George is Reader in Assyriology at SOAS, and is also an Honorary Lecturer at the University's Institute of Archaeology. His research has taken him many times to Iraq to visit Babylon and other ancient sites, and to museums in Baghdad, Europe and North America to read the original clay tablets on which the scribes of ancient Iraq wrote.

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GOR010732064
The Epic of Gilgamesh: The Babylonian Epic Poem And Other Texts in Akkadian And Sumerian by Andrew George
Andrew George
Used - Like New
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
1999-02-25
288
0713991968
9780713991963
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.