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Gilgamesh The King

Author : Ludmila Zeman
ISBN : 0887764371
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A retelling of the epic story of Gilgamesh, half-god and half-man, who learns the true meaning of friendship and kindness from Enkidu, who lives among the animals of the forest.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Gilgamesh The King

Author : Robert Silverberg
ISBN : 9780575106321
Genre : Fiction
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'You will be a King, and Great King, and then you will Die, and you may not avoid that destiny, try as you may¿' Two-thirds god, one-third human, Gilgamesh is a giant among men and a formidable warrior, even as a boy. When his father the king of Rurk dies, Gilgamesh is forced into exile by the newly crowned Dumuzi, jealous of his prowess and fearful of his intentions. In neighbouring Kis his fighting skills are honed to perfection, and when in time Dumuzi dies, Gilgamesh returns to be proclaimed king by the wily priestess Inanna, goddess of beauty. Together they rule Uruk, and prosperity descends upon the land. However, the kingship is not enough to satisfy Gilgamesh's gargantuan appetite for adventure, and his boredom is only relieved by the coming of Enkidu, a strange wild man who proves the king's equal in combat. The two become closer than brothers, but when Gilgamesh incurs the wrath of Inanna, the gods conspire to tear them apart, and for Gilgamesh all that remains is his search for immortality. In retelling the legend of the great Sumerian monarch, Robert Silverberg brings all his superb storytelling powers to a mesmerising tale of ambition, power and obsession, against the background of an ancient and fearsome world.
Category: Fiction

Gilgamesh The New Translation

Author : Gerald J. Davis
ISBN : 9781312311411
Genre : Fiction
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The EPIC OF GILGAMESH is the oldest story that has come down to us through the ages of history. It predates the BIBLE, the ILIAD and the ODYSSEY. The EPIC OF GILGAMESH relates the tale of the fifth king of the first dynasty of Uruk (in what is modern day Iraq) who reigned for one hundred and twenty-six years, according to the ancient Sumerian King List. GILGAMESH was first inscribed in cuneiform writing on clay tablets by an unknown author during the Sumerian era and has been described as one of the greatest works of literature in the recounting of mankind's unending quest for immortality.
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Author : Stephen Mitchell
ISBN : 9780743261692
Genre : Fiction
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An English-language rendering of the world's oldest epic follows the journey of conquest and self-discovery by the king of Uruk, in an edition that includes an introduction that places the story in its historical and cultural context.
Category: Fiction

The Epic Of Gilgamesh

Author : Maureen Gallery Kovacs
ISBN : 0804717117
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Since the discovery over one hundred years ago of a body of Mesopotamian poetry preserved on clay tablets, what has come to be known as the Epic of Gilgamesh has been considered a masterpiece of ancient literature. It recounts the deeds of a hero-king of ancient Mesopotamia, following him through adventures and encounters with men and gods alike. Yet the central concerns of the Epic lie deeper than the lively and exotic story line: they revolve around a man’s eternal struggle with the limitations of human nature, and encompass the basic human feelings of lonliness, friendship, love, loss, revenge, and the fear of oblivion of death. These themes are developed in a distinctly Mesopotamian idiom, to be sure, but with a sensitivity and intensity that touch the modern reader across the chasm of three thousand years. This translation presents the Epic to the general reader in a clear narrative.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Epic Of Gilgamesh

Author : Danny P. Jackson
ISBN : 0865163529
Genre : Poetry
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-- 15 original woodcut illustrations -- 18 photographs of ancient artifacts This edition aims to reanimate the story of Gilgamesh and Enkidu for modern readers. The poetic rendition brings words to life through indelible images. A learned and lucid historical and cultural introduction fills in background for the narrative. An interpretative essay reviews the themes of Gilgamesh and their echoes in other literature. The total is a new edition that delights, informs, and stimulates readers to a new appreciation of this age-old tale.
Category: Poetry

Art Of The First Cities

Author : Joan Aruz
ISBN : 9781588390431
Genre : Art
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This volume, which accompanies a major exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, explores the artistic achievements of the era of the first cities in both the Mesopotamian heartland and across the expanse of western Asia.
Category: Art

The History Of The Ancient World From The Earliest Accounts To The Fall Of Rome

Author : Susan Wise Bauer
ISBN : 0393070891
Genre : History
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A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own. This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history. Dozens of maps provide a clear geography of great events, while timelines give the reader an ongoing sense of the passage of years and cultural interconnection. This old-fashioned narrative history employs the methods of “history from beneath”—literature, epic traditions, private letters and accounts—to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled. The result is an engrossing tapestry of human behavior from which we may draw conclusions about the direction of world events and the causes behind them.
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The Hero King Gilgamesh

Author : Irving Finkel
ISBN : 0844247014
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A retelling, based on Assyrian clay tablets written in the seventh century BC, of the legendary exploits and adventures of the god king, Gilgamesh, who ruled in ancient Mesopotamia (now Iraq) in about 2700 BC.
Category: Juvenile Fiction


Author : Lorna Oakes
ISBN : 9781435851726
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 84.91 MB
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Step back in time to explore Mesopotamiathe Land Between the Two Rivers, one of the most ancient of all civilizations. Investigate how the Sumerians, Assyrians, and Babylonians were among the first to develop writing, mathematics, and the science of astronomy. Practical projects actively involve you in understanding the past: make a set of lion weights to weigh your most precious possessions, design a tunic fit for an Assyrian king, and construct a musical lyre.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction