Myths from Mesopotamia

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. 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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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 123 pages
  • ISBN : 0191027219
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Myths from Mesopotamia

Myths from Mesopotamia
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 11 December 2008
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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

Myths from Mesopotamia

Myths from Mesopotamia
  • Author : Stephanie Dalley
  • Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
  • Release : 03 December 2021
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The stories translated here all of ancient Mesopotamia, and include not only myths about the Creation and stories of the Flood, but also the longest and greatest literary composition, the Epic of Gilgamesh. This is the story of a heroic quest for fame and immortality, pursued by a man of great strength who loses a unique opportunity through a moment's weakness. So much has been discovered in recent years both by way of new tablets and points of grammar and

Greek Myths and Mesopotamia

Greek Myths and Mesopotamia
  • Author : Charles Penglase
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 04 October 2003
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The Mesopotamian influence on Greek mythology in literary works of the epic period is considerable - yet it is a largely unexplored field. In this book Charles Penglase investigates major Mesopotamian and Greek myths. His examination concentrates on journey myths. A major breakthrough is achieved in the recognition of the extent of Mesopotamian influence and in the understanding of the colourful myths involved. The results are of significant interest, especially to scholars and students of ancient Greek and Near Eastern

Mesopotamian Myths

Mesopotamian Myths
  • Author : Matt Clayton
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 19 January 2020
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This book includes two captivating manuscripts: Mesopotamian Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Near Eastern Myths Sumerian Mythology: Captivating Myths of Gods, Goddesses, and Legendary Creatures of Ancient Sumer and Their Importance to the Sumerians

Mesopotamian Mythology

Mesopotamian Mythology
  • Author : Scott Lewis
  • Publisher : Classical Mythology
  • Release : 12 October 2018
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Do you know that the Mesopotamians did not believe in life after death? Or that their Queen of the Underworld and their arrogant God of War and Pestilence had an epic love story? In this collection, you will enjoy the epic stories of Ancient Mesopotamia that echoed through other great works like the Bible and the Odyssey. The Sumerian belief system offers a fascinating insight into the lives of these ancient people as they struggled to establish the first empires

Mesopotamian Myths

Mesopotamian Myths
  • Author : Henrietta McCall
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 01 January 1990
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Briefly describes the rediscovery and decipherment of the Mesopotamian myths and legends, introduces and retells the Epic of Gilgamesh, and others, and examines their importance, both past and present

The Garden of Eden Myth

The Garden of Eden Myth
  • Author : Walter Mattfeld
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 01 November 2010
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Scholarly proposals are presented for the pre-biblical origin in Mesopotamian myths of the Garden of Eden story. Some Liberal PhD scholars (1854-2010) embracing an Anthropological viewpoint have proposed that the Hebrews have recast earlier motifs appearing in Mesopotamian myths. Eden's garden is understood to be a recast of the gods' city-gardens in the Sumerian Edin, the floodplain of Lower Mesopotamia. It is understood that the Hebrews in the book of Genesis are refuting the Mesopotamian account of why Man was

Sumerian Mythology

Sumerian Mythology
  • Author : Simon Lopez
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release : 03 May 2019
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Do you know that the Sumerians believed that: The moon was actually a god child conceived unintentionally by the God Enlil and a maid? Or that humans were first created to do the chores on earth for the Gods and Goddesses? The ancient Sumerians lived a difficult life, and this is reflected in their myths. However, also reflected in their stories is their love for justice and the values which they most supported, among them beauty, honor, and truthfulness. Some

Mesopotamian Mythology

Mesopotamian Mythology
  • Author : Matt Clayton
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 19 January 2020
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The civilizations that grew up in the Tigris and Euphrates River Valleys many thousands of years ago have left important legacies: agriculture, mathematics, astronomy, the wheel, and writing.

The Sumerian World

The Sumerian World
  • Author : Harriet Crawford
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 29 August 2013
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The Sumerian World explores the archaeology, history and art of southern Mesopotamia and its relationships with its neighbours from c.3,000 - 2,000BC. Including material hitherto unpublished from recent excavations, the articles are organised thematically using evidence from archaeology, texts and the natural sciences. This broad treatment will also make the volume of interest to students looking for comparative data in allied subjects such as ancient literature and early religions. Providing an authoritative, comprehensive and up to date overview of the

Mesopotamian Gods & Goddesses

Mesopotamian Gods & Goddesses
  • Author : Britannica Educational Publishing
  • Publisher : Britannica Educational Publishing
  • Release : 01 January 2014
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Mesopotamian religion was one of the earliest religious systems to develop with—and in turn influence—a high civilization. Followed by the Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, and Assyrians, Mesopotamian religion and mythology reflected the complexities of these societies and has been preserved in remnants of their cultural, economic, and political institutions. This absorbing volume provides a glimpse of the cradle of civilization by examining Mesopotamian religious and mythological beliefs as well as some of the many gods and goddesses at the