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The Epic of Gilgamesh, A Norton Critical Edition

9780393643985

The Epic of Gilgamesh, A Norton Critical Edition

  • ISBN 13:

    9780393643985

  • ISBN 10:

    0393643980

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 04/01/2019
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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This Norton Critical Edition includes:An expanded translation from the Akkadian by Benjamin R. Foster based on new discoveries, adding lines throughout the world’s oldest epic masterpiece.Benjamin R. Foster’s full introduction and expanded explanatory annotations.Eleven illustrations.Analogues from the Sumerian and Hittite narrative traditions along with “The Gilgamesh Letter,” a parody of the epic enjoyed by Mesopotamian schoolchildren during the first millennium BCE.Essays by Thorkild Jacobsen, William L. Moran, Susan Ackerman, and Andrew R. George, and a poem by Hillary Major.A Glossary of Proper Names and a Selected Bibliography.

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