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The Epic of Gilgamesh, which dates from the third millenium BC, is one of the finest surviving epic poems in world literature.
Table of Contents
|Map of the Ancient Orient||p. 6|
|The History of the Epic||p. 7|
|The Discovery of the Tablets||p. 9|
|The Historical Background||p. 13|
|The Literary Background||p. 17|
|The Hero of the Epic||p. 20|
|The Principal Gods of the Epic||p. 23|
|The Story||p. 30|
|The Diction of the Epic||p. 47|
|Remarks on this Version||p. 49|
|The Epic of Gilgamesh|
|Prologue: Gilgamesh King in Uruk||p. 61|
|The Coming of Enkidu||p. 62|
|The Forest Journey||p. 70|
|Ishtar and Gilgamesh, and the Death of Enkidu||p. 85|
|The Search for Everlasting Life||p. 97|
|The Story of the Flood||p. 108|
|The Return||p. 114|
|The Death of Gilgamesh||p. 118|
|Glossary of Names||p. 120|
|Appendix: Sources||p. 126|
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