The Epic of Gilgamesh, Complete Academic Translation...


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Publisher  Forgotten Books
Publication Date   January 11, 2008
ISBN  1605060348
Pages  113

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Book Description:

"This is one of the first essentially complete academic translations of the epic of Gilgamesh. It includes all of the principal episodes of the epic: the wild man Enkidu; the battle with Humbaba, the cedar forest demon; the death of Enkidu, the journey of Gilgamesh to find the secret of eternal life, in the course of which he encounters the Babylonian Noah, Uta-Napishtim, and hears the story of the great flood.

Oxford trained Thompson (1876-1941), was an Assyriologist associated with the British Museum. He was a teacher both of T.E. Lawrence and Max Mallowan, husband of Agatha Cristie. He excavated at Ur, Ninevah and Carchemish.

While often cited, this book is almost never seen. This work is long out of print (in fact it has never been reprinted) and extremely rare, even in libraries. However, it has a huge significance because it is one of the baseline translations of Gilgamesh. [Now reprinted by Forgotten Books!]" (Quote from

Table of Contents:

Publisher's Preface; Preface; Of The Tyranny Of Gilgamesh, And The Creation Of Enkidu; Of The Meeting Of Gilgamesh And Enkidu; The Expedition To The Forest Of Cedars Against Humbaba; The Arrival At The Gate Of The Forest; Of The Fight With Humbaba; Of The Goddess Ishtar, Who Fell In Love With The Hero After His Exploit Against Humbaba; The Death Of Enkidu; Of The Mourning Of Gilgamesh, And What Came Of It; Gilgamesh In Terror Of Death Seeks Eternal Life; How Gilgamesh Reached Uta-napishtim; The Flood; Gilgamesh, In Despair, Enquires Of The Dead

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