The Epic of Gilgamesh

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1972-12-01
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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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 Orientp. 6
The History of the Epicp. 7
The Discovery of the Tabletsp. 9
The Historical Backgroundp. 13
The Literary Backgroundp. 17
The Hero of the Epicp. 20
The Principal Gods of the Epicp. 23
The Storyp. 30
Survivalp. 44
The Diction of the Epicp. 47
Remarks on this Versionp. 49
Acknowledgementsp. 59
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Prologue: Gilgamesh King in Urukp. 61
The Coming of Enkidup. 62
The Forest Journeyp. 70
Ishtar and Gilgamesh, and the Death of Enkidup. 85
The Search for Everlasting Lifep. 97
The Story of the Floodp. 108
The Returnp. 114
The Death of Gilgameshp. 118
Glossary of Namesp. 120
Appendix: Sourcesp. 126
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