The Epic of Gilgamesh Revised Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0140441000
ISBN-10: 014044100X
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This edition provides a prose rendering of The Epic of Gilgamesh, the cycle of poems preserved on clay tablets surviving from ancient Mesopotamia of the third mi llennium B.C. One of the best and most important pieces of epic poetry from human history, predating even Homer's Iliad by roughly 1,500 years, the Gilgamesh epic tells of the various adventures of that hero-king, including his quest for immortality, and an account of a great flood similar in many details to the Old Testament's story of Noah. The translator also provides an interesting and useful introduction explaining much about the historical context of the poem and the archeological discovery of th e tablets.

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Product details

  • Publisher : Penguin Classics; Revised edition (December 30, 1960)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 128 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 014044100X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0140441000
  • Reading age : 18 years and up
  • Item Weight : 3.53 ounces
  • Dimensions : 7.7 x 5 x 0.3 inches
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant translation of the first ever epic written first 6000 years ago
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 20, 2020
Book contents fine but would purchase 2nd hand edition in future. Flimsy copy which arrived with part of rear cover torn off.
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