Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, & Others by Stephanie Dalley
Trade paperback format. Edited and translated with an Introduction and Notes by Stephanie Dalley.
The 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.
- The best scholarly edition of ancient Mesopotamian stories available
- The most complete, all-rounded edition including 'Creation', 'The Flood', 'Gilgamesh', and other stories.
- Includes: Introduction, Bibliography, Chronology, Glossary, Explanatory Notes, Map, Illustrations. The glossary of gods, places and key terms is extremely useful for students
- The translation by Stephanie Dalley has taken into account the new tablets, points of grammar and lexicography that have been discovered