The Epic of Gilgamesh: An Old Babylonian Version

byMorris Jastrow, Albert T. ClayForeword byPaul Tice

January 2, 2003|
The Epic of Gilgamesh: An Old Babylonian Version by Morris Jastrow
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This epic poem is the oldest known to exist in history, predating Homer's Iliad by about 1500 years. Gilgamesh, the hero, discovers he has godly blood, so sets out on a journey to the land of the gods in an attempt to gain entry. It is of ancient Sumerian origin, from the land called Mesopotamia. It is an important work for those studying ancient literature, history and mythology. This Babylonian version is one of the oldest known, if not the oldest. Later renditions are more common and seem to embellish the story, so this work is important for serious researchers. From the standpoint of literature alone, it is also an interesting tale that is enjoyable to read.
Title:The Epic of Gilgamesh: An Old Babylonian Version
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:112 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.27 in
Shipping dimensions:112 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.27 in
Published:January 2, 2003
Publisher:The Book Tree
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781585092147

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