The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic

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Author  Andrew George
Publisher  Oxford University Press
Publication Date   September 25, 2003
ISBN  0198149220
Pages  986

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The Babylonian Gilgamesh epic is the oldest long poem in the world, with a history going back four thousand years. It tells the fascinating and moving story of Gilgamesh's heroic deeds and lonely quest for immortality. This book collects for the first time all the known sources in the original cuneiform, including many fragments never published before. The author's personal study of every available fragment has produced a definitive edition and translation, complete with comprehensive introductory chapters that place the poem and its hero in context.

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