Penguin Classics: The Epic Of Gilgamesh

Penguin Classics: The Epic Of Gilgamesh by Andrew George


ISBN
9780140449198
Published
Released
06 / 03 / 2003
Binding
Paperback
Pages
304
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 17mm

Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as far as four thousand years, the poems of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world's oldest epic, predating Homer by many centuries. The story tells of Gilgamesh's adventures with the wild man Enkidu, and of his arduous journey to the ends of the earth in quest of the Babylonian Noah and the secret of immortality. In addition to its themes of family, friendship and the duties of kings, The Epic of Gilgamesh is, above all, about mankind's eternal struggle with the fear of death.

The Babylonian version has been known for over a century, but linguists are still deciphering new fragments in Akkadian and Sumerian. Andrew George's gripping translation brilliantly combines these into a fluent narrative and will long rank as the definitive English Gilgamesh.
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