Poems of Heaven and Hell from Ancient Mesopotamia by N. K. Sandars
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Poems of Heaven and Hell from Ancient Mesopotamia
By N. K. Sandars

Poems of Heaven and Hell from Ancient Mesopotamia

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Poems of Heaven and Hell from Ancient Mesopotamia by N. K. Sandars

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This book comprises five poems dating from the height of the Babylonian civilisation in the second millennium BC. They include "The New Babylonian Creation", which was recited at the new year festival in honour of the god Marduk and his conquest of Tiamat, "Inanna's Journey to Hell", in which the goddess of fertility descends into a gloomy wasteland of devils and darkness, and "Adapa: the Man", a story of man's fall from grace, not through disobedience but through blind obedience. N.K. Sanders also translated "The Epic of Gilgamesh".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140442496
ISBN-10: 0140442499
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 12mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jan-1972
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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