Обложка книги The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic: Introduction, Critical Edition and Cuneiform Texts

The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic: Introduction, Critical Edition and Cuneiform Texts

ISBN: 0198149220;
Издательство: Oxford University Press
Страниц: 986

Book DescriptionThe 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.