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The Epic of Gilgamesh Miraculously preserved on clay tablets which were deciphered in the last century, The Epic of Gilgamesh is at least , years older than Homer This volume contains a straightforward English version of the adventures of the great King of Uruk in his fruitless search for immortality and of his friendship with Enkidu, the wild man from the hills Also included in the epic is another legend of the Flood which agrees in many details with the Biblical story of Noah The work of synthesis has been accomplished, and with a remarkable degree of tact and imagination The Times Literary SupplementThe cover shows a detail from the Seal of Gilgamesh, Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin



10 thoughts on “The Epic of Gilgamesh

  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Shutur eli sharri The Epic of Gilgamesh, Anonymous The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia that is often regarded as the earliest surviving great work of literature The literary history of Gilgamesh begins with five Sumerian poems about Bilgamesh Sumerian for Gilgamesh , king of Uruk, dating from the Third Dynasty of Ur c 2100 BC These independent stories were later used as sou


  2. Emily May Emily May says:

    I will reveal to you a mystery, I will tell you a secret of the godsThere is something very humbling about reading stories writtenthan 4,000 years ago One of the most fascinating things about The Epic of Gilgamesh is how you can easily see the influence it has had on Homer and Judeo Christian Islamic mythology And I get chills just thinking about how this narrative reaches across the millennia and takes


  3. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Epic of Gilgamesh, Anonymous, N.K Sandars Translator The literary history of Gilgamesh begins with five Sumerian poems about Bilgamesh Sumerian for Gilgamesh , king of Uruk These independent stories were later used as source material for a combined epic The first surviving version of this combined epic, known as the Old Babylonian version, dates to the 18th century BC and is titled after its incipit, Sh


  4. Ahmad Ebaid Ahmad Ebaid says:

    As for human beings, their days are numbered, and only their achievements that could establish their name to the latter generations The oldest discovered truly literature epic ever in history, the immortal outstanding Odyssey of Iraq Gilgamesh, the two thirds god, symbol of Sumerian myth Origin of all stories and tales, which the old ancient civilizations quoted Source of myths and superstitionYou woul As for hu


  5. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Gilgamesh A New English Version, Stephen MitchellGilgamesh A New English Version is a book about Gilgamesh by Stephen Mitchell It was published in New York by The Free Press in 2004, ISBN 978 0 7432 6164 7 The literary history of Gilgamesh begins with five Sumerian poems about Bilgamesh Sumerian for Gilgamesh , king of Uruk These independent stories were later used as source material for a combined epic The first su


  6. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    The one who saw the abyss I will make the land know Of him who knew all, let me tell the whole storyin the same wayIs there a king like him anywhere Who like Gilgamesh can boast, I am the king From the day of his birth Gilgamesh was called by name An exorcist priest named Sin Leqi Unninni is famous for being the scribe who recorded the best preserved version of the Epic of Gilgamesh He lived in Mesopotamia between 1300


  7. Stephen Stephen says:

    5.0 stars I thought this story was AMAZING However, before I go any further I do want to point out that this review is solely for the version I read which was Gilgamesh A New English Version by Stephen Mitchell I say this because for a story written over 4000 years ago approximately 2100 BC about a King who lived over 4700 years ago approximately 2750 BC and was written in cuneiform in an extinct language Akkadian , I imagi


  8. Riku Sayuj Riku Sayuj says:

    He Who Saw The Deep A Hymn to Survival The Gilgamesh epic is one of the great masterpieces of world literature One of the early translations so inspired the poet Rainer Maria Rilke in 1916 that he became almost intoxicated with pleasure and wonder, and repeated the story to all he met Gilgamesh, he declared, is stupendous For him the epic was first and foremost das Epos der Todesfurcht , the epic about the fear of death.This un


  9. Adina Adina says:

    I thought it would be a good idea to brush on my non existent knowledge of epics I cannot rate the Epic of Gilgamesh because I only listened to it as it was among the first piece of literature known to man and I was curios Plus it was short I am reading the Literature Book, an excellent history of the art of the written word and this was the first entry The first category is called heroes and legends and covers titles from 3000 BCE


  10. Paquita Maria Sanchez Paquita Maria Sanchez says:

    I ve now read this dingdang poem at least four times Though I read it in both high school and my sopho year of college, the textbook versions I was dealing with must have been pretty darn tamed down, as I do not recall any overt references to sexual organs or Prima Nocta Yeah, I definitely don t recall any sexysexy lines like Open the hymen, perform the marriage act Maybe I was just phoning in the whole learning thing back then, or may


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