Myths from Mesopotamia : Creation, The Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others
by Stephanie Dalley
Editor: Oxford University Press
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The ancient civilization of Mesopotamia flourished between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates, 4000 years agoThe myths collected here, originally written in cuneiform on clay tablets, include parallels with the biblical stories of Creation and the Flood, and the famous Epic of Gilgamesh, the story of a man of great strength, whose heroic quest for immortality is dotted through a moment of weaknessRecent Akkadian developments in grammar and lexicography say that this new translation, complete with notes, a glossary of deities, place names and key terms, and illustrations of mythical monsters featured in the text, will replace all other versionsON SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the worldEach affordable volume reflects Oxford’s commitment to studies, providing the most accurate text, plus a host of other useful functions, including experts in introductions by major authorities, useful notes to clarify the text, updated bibliographies for further study, and many more
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