Myths from Mesopotamia
Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others
Translated by Stephanie Dalley
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Myths from Mesopotamia by Stephanie Dalley
Book DescriptionThe ancient civilization of Mesopotamia thrived between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates over 4,000 years ago. The myths collected here, originally written in cuneiform on clay tablets, include parallels with the biblical stories of the Creation and the Flood, and the famous Epic of Gilgamesh, the tale of a man of great strength, whose heroic quest for immortality is dashed through one moment of weakness. Recent developments in Akkadian grammar and lexicography mean that this new translation, complete with notes, a glossary of deities, place-names, and key terms, and illustrations of the mythical monsters featured in the text, will replace all other versions. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199538362
(195mm x 128mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephanie Dalley
Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon, Paperback (March 2015)
Where was the Hanging Garden of Babylon and what did it look like? Why did the ancient Greeks and Romans consider it to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World? Renowned Babylonian expert Stephanie Dalley delves into the legends filled with myth and mystery to piece together the enigmatic history of this elusive world wonder.
Esther's Revenge at Susa, Hardback (November 2007)
The names of the chief characters in the biblical Book of Esther are those of Mesopotamian deities. Stephanie Dalley argues that the narrative reflects real events in seventh-century Assyria which were 'explained' soon after they occurred in a mythologizing cuneiform text and linked to religious festivals comparable to the Jewish rites of Purim.
Legacy of Mesopotamia, Paperback (September 2005)
Explores the spread of culture through literacy from Mesopotamia into Egypt, Palestine and Greece after a system of writing was developed. By gathering evidence from literary sources from 3000 BC onwards, this book traces the threads of influence and continuity into the Middle Ages.
Old Babylonian Texts in the Ashmolean Museum, Paperback (March 2005)» View all books by Stephanie Dalley
Features various identified Old Babylonian tablets in the Ashmolean Museum accessed before 1966. This combination of catalogue, indices, and copies provides a tool for research on three important cities of the 18th century BC. This book highlights links with Mycenaean administrative practices and information about the Sealand dynasty.
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