Myths from Mesopotamia

Myths from Mesopotamia Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others - Oxford World's Classics

Revised Edition

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The ancient civilization of Mesopotamia thrived between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates over 4,000 years ago. The myths collected here, originally written in cuneiform on clay tablets, include parallels with the biblical stories of the Creation and the Flood, and the famous Epic of Gilgamesh, the tale of a man of great strength, whose heroic quest for immortality is dashed through one moment of weakness. Recent developments in Akkadian grammar and lexicography mean that this new translation, complete with notes, a glossary of deities, place-names, and key terms, and illustrations of the mythical monsters featured in the text, will replace all other versions. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Book information

ISBN: 9780199538362
Publisher: OUP OXFORD
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
Edition: Revised Edition
DEWEY: 299.21
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 9087
Number of pages: 339
Weight: 272g
Height: 196mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 22mm