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The epic of Gilgamesh : the Babylonian epic poem and other texts in Akkadian and Sumerian /

The epic of Gilgamesh : the Babylonian epic poem and other texts in Akkadian and Sumerian / translated and with an introduction by Andrew George. - Reprinted edition. - lv, 228 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm. - Penguin classics .

Includes appendix. Includes glossary.

Includes bibliographical references.

Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world's oldest epic. The story tells of Gilgamesh's adventures with the wild man Enkidu. This text is translated by Andrew George.


Text in English ; translated from the original Akkadian, Sumerian and Tahitian.

9780140449198 (pbk.)


Epic poetry, Assyro-Babylonian--Translations into English.
Epic poetry, Sumerian--Translations into English.





--Reading book

892.1 / EPI