Myths from Mesopotamia

Myths from Mesopotamia
Author: Stephanie Dalley
Publsiher: Oxford Paperbacks
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 0199538360
ISBN 13: 9780199538362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myths from Mesopotamia Book Review:

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 lexicography that these new translations by Stephanie Dalley supersede all previous versions. -- from back cover.

Myths from Mesopotamia

Myths from Mesopotamia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008-12-11
ISBN 10: 0191027219
ISBN 13: 9780191027215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myths from Mesopotamia Book Review:

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.

Myths from Mesopotamia

Myths from Mesopotamia
Author: Stephanie Dalley
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 339
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780192835895
ISBN 13: 0192835890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Greek Myths and Mesopotamia

Greek Myths and Mesopotamia
Author: Charles Penglase
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2003-10-04
ISBN 10: 1134729308
ISBN 13: 9781134729302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greek Myths and Mesopotamia Book Review:

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 religion and mythology.

Mesopotamian Mythology

Mesopotamian Mythology
Author: Scott Lewis
Publsiher: Classical Mythology
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2018-10-12
ISBN 10: 9781728715650
ISBN 13: 1728715652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mesopotamian Mythology Book Review:

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 of man. Some of the fantastic stories included are: - The Epic of Gilgamesh: The adventure of Gilgamesh, a tyrannical king who is blessed with a true friend and companion, Enkidu. As they set out to make their names, the young men encounter demons, gods and goddesses, and death. It is the first recorded hero's epic! - Creation Myths: The Ancient Mesopotamians had a vivid idea of their origins. Learn how they saw their role in the cosmos and interpreted events in their lives. - The Descent of Ishtar: No good collection of myths would be complete without a trip to the Underworld. In this myth, the Queen of Heaven is not content with her lot and seeks to gain the power of the Underworld as well. - The Epic of Etana - One of the original action-adventure stories is the story of Etana. Through divine providence, Etana is elevated from shepherd to king but cannot conceive an heir. With help from the gods and a less than honorable giant eagle, he seeks to find the plant that will let his wife bear him a child. - Ereshkigal and Nergal: Stories of star-crossed lovers are common enough, but the Mesopotamian version has a unique twist. Ereshkigal and Nergal are the most unlikely of bedfellows! And so much more! These stories and many more are compiled in story form in Mesopotamian Mythology: Classic stories from the Sumerian Mythology, Akkadian Mythology, Babylonian Mythology and Assyrian Mythology. Get your copy and dive into this fascinating world today!

Babylonian Creation Myths

Babylonian Creation Myths
Author: Wilfred G. Lambert
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2013-10-24
ISBN 10: 1575068613
ISBN 13: 9781575068619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Babylonian Creation Myths Book Review:

For much of the last half of the twentieth century, W. G. Lambert devoted much of his research energy and effort to the study of Babylonian texts dealing with Mesopotamian ideas regarding creation, including especially Enuma Elish. This volume, which appears almost exactly 2 years after Lambert’s death, distills a lifetime of learning by the world’s foremost expert on these texts. Lambert provides a full transliteration and translation of the 7 tablets of Enuma Elish, based on the known exemplars, as well as coverage of a number of other texts that bear on, or are thought to bear on, Mesopotamian notions of the origin of the world, mankind, and the gods. New editions of seventeen additional “creation tales” are provided, including “Enmesharra’s Defeat,” “Enki and Ninmah,” “The Slaying of Labbu,” and “The Theogony of Dunnu.” Lambert pays special attention, of course, to the connection of the main epic, Enuma Elish, with the rise and place of Marduk in the Babylonian pantheon. He traces the development of this deity’s origin and rise to prominence and elaborates the relationship of this text, and the others discussed, to the religious and political climate Babylonia. The volume includes 70 plates (primarily hand-copies of the various exemplars of Enuma Elish) and extensive indexes.

Mesopotamian Myths

Mesopotamian Myths
Author: Matt Clayton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2020-01-19
ISBN 10: 9781952191176
ISBN 13: 1952191173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mesopotamian Myths Book Review:

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

Revolutionizing a World

Revolutionizing a World
Author: Mark Altaweel,Andrea Squitieri
Publsiher: UCL Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-02-26
ISBN 10: 1911576631
ISBN 13: 9781911576631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revolutionizing a World Book Review:

This book investigates the long-term continuity of large-scale states and empires, and its effect on the Near East’s social fabric, including the fundamental changes that occurred to major social institutions. Its geographical coverage spans, from east to west, modern-day Libya and Egypt to Central Asia, and from north to south, Anatolia to southern Arabia, incorporating modern-day Oman and Yemen. Its temporal coverage spans from the late eighth century BCE to the seventh century CE during the rise of Islam and collapse of the Sasanian Empire. The authors argue that the persistence of large states and empires starting in the eighth/seventh centuries BCE, which continued for many centuries, led to new socio-political structures and institutions emerging in the Near East. The primary processes that enabled this emergence were large-scale and long-distance movements, or population migrations. These patterns of social developments are analysed under different aspects: settlement patterns, urban structure, material culture, trade, governance, language spread and religion, all pointing at movement as the main catalyst for social change. This book’s argument is framed within a larger theoretical framework termed as ‘universalism’, a theory that explains many of the social transformations that happened to societies in the Near East, starting from the Neo-Assyrian period and continuing for centuries. Among other influences, the effects of these transformations are today manifested in modern languages, concepts of government, universal religions and monetized and globalized economies.

The Garden of Eden Myth

The Garden of Eden Myth
Author: Walter Mattfeld
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2010-11-01
ISBN 10: 0557885302
ISBN 13: 9780557885305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Garden of Eden Myth Book Review:

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 created and his relationship with his Creators (the gods and goddesses). They deny that Man is a sinner and rebel because he was made in the image of gods and goddesses who were themselves sinners and rebels, who made man to be their agricultural slave to grow and harvest their food and feed it to them in temple sacrifices thereby ending the need of the gods to toil for their food in the city-gardens of Edin in ancient Sumer.

Sumerian Mythology

Sumerian Mythology
Author: Simon Lopez
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2019-05-03
ISBN 10: 9781096736226
ISBN 13: 1096736225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sumerian Mythology Book Review:

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 of the stories included are: How the world, the moon, mankind and animals were created The retelling of the Epic of Gilgamesh: the legend of the very first hero in history Ninurta and the slaying of the demon Asag The Myths of Kur: the Dragon Conqueror Inanna's journey to the underworld And many other amazing tales! Get this book and discover the fascinating world of Sumerian Mythology today!

Hesiod the Homeric Hymns and Homerica

Hesiod  the Homeric Hymns  and Homerica
Author: Hesiod
Publsiher: Good Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2019-11-20
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: EAN:4057664156211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hesiod the Homeric Hymns and Homerica Book Review:

"Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica" by Hesiod (translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Sunjata

Sunjata
Author: David C. Conrad,Djanka Tassey Condé
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780872206977
ISBN 13: 0872206971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sunjata Book Review:

A pillar of the West African oral tradition for centuries, this epic traces the adventures and achievements of the Mande hero, Sunjata, as he liberates his people from Sumaworo Kanté, the sorcerer king of Soso, and establishes the great medieval empire of Mali. David Conrad conveys the strong narrative thrust of the Sunjata epic in his presentation of substantial excerpts from his translation of a performance by Djanka Tassey Condé. Readers approaching the epic for the first time will appreciate the translation's highly readable, poetic English as well as Conrad's informative Introduction and notes. Scholars will find the familiar heroes and heroines taking on new dimensions, secondary characters gaining increased prominence, and previously unknown figures emerging from obscurity. "Thanks to his careful editing and translating of Condé's narrative, Conrad offers a highly readable version of the epic that is about a third of its original length. The translation communicates not only the poetic qualities and the essential events of the Sunjata legend but also the master bard's performance values. Thus, this rendering will fascinate those who already know the story and culture and those coming to the epic for the first time. Conrad provides an excellent introduction to Mande oral tradition, the role of the griot, and the Manding belief system. Though he makes no claim for this as the complete scholarly edition, he does provide helpful scholarly notes, a glossary, and a good bibliography. . . . Summing up: Highly recommended." --L. W. Yoder, CHOICE

The Sumerian World

The Sumerian World
Author: Harriet Crawford
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2013-08-29
ISBN 10: 1136219110
ISBN 13: 9781136219115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sumerian World Book Review:

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 Sumerian period written by some of the best qualified scholars in the field, The Sumerian World will satisfy students, researchers, academics, and the knowledgeable layperson wishing to understand the world of southern Mesopotamia in the third millennium.

A Companion to the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Ancient Near East
Author: Daniel C. Snell
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 1405137398
ISBN 13: 9781405137393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to the Ancient Near East Book Review:

A Companion to the Ancient Near East offers students and general readers a comprehensive overview of Near Eastern civilization from the Bronze Age to the conquests of Alexander the Great. Covers the civilizations of the Sumerians, Hittites, Babylonians, Assyrians, Israelites and Persians Places particular emphasis on social and cultural history Covers the legacy of the Ancient Near East in the medieval and modern worlds Provides a useful bibliographical guide to this field of study

Religion in Ancient Mesopotamia

Religion in Ancient Mesopotamia
Author: Jean Bottéro
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780226067186
ISBN 13: 0226067181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion in Ancient Mesopotamia Book Review:

A well written guide to Mesopotamian religion by one of the world's foremost Assyriologists. Bottero studies the public and private relationships between the people and the divine, their cosmology, hymns and prayers, rituals, myths and magic.

From Distant Days

From Distant Days
Author: Benjamin Read Foster
Publsiher: Capital Decisions Limited
Total Pages: 438
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004049917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Distant Days Book Review:

A selection and abridgment of Benjamin Foster's comprehensive, two-volume work on Babylonian and Assyrian literature, Before the Muses. This paperback edition is well-suited for college courses in Biblical Studies, Classical Studies, Religious Thought, Mythology, or Comparative Literature. Among the many compositions included are: Epic of Creation; Story of the Flood; When Ishtar Went to the Netherworld; How Nergal Became King of the Netherworld; How Adapa Lost Immortality; Etana; the King without an Heir; Anzu the Bird Who Stole Destiny; How Erra Wrecked the World; Legends of Sargon of Akkad; Legend of Naram-Sin; Tukulti-Ninurta Epic; Nebuchadnezzar and Marduk; Tiglath-Pileser and the Beasts; The King of Justice; Letters from Gods; Marduk Prophecy; Oracles to Assyrian Kings; Prayers to the Gods; Coronation Prayer for Assyrian Kings; Sargon II for His New City; Assurbanipal Pious Scholar; Nebuchadnezzar II for His Public Works; Diviners' Prayers; Dialogue between a Man and His God; Poem of the Righteous Sufferer; A Sufferer's Salvation; The Babylonian Theodicy; Who Has Not Sinned?; The Piteous Sufferer; Elegy for a Woman Dead in Childbirth; Love Charms; Love Lyrics; Ishtar at the Tavern; The Faithful Lover; At the Cleaners; The Poor Man of Nippur; Why Do You Curse Me?; The Jester; The Gilgamesh Letter; The Dialogue of Pessimism; Land for the Birds; Counsels of Wisdom.

Gender and Aging in Mesopotamia

Gender and Aging in Mesopotamia
Author: Rivkah Harris
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780806135397
ISBN 13: 0806135395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and Aging in Mesopotamia Book Review:

Rivkah Harris’s cross-cultural and multidisciplinary approach breaks new ground in assessing Mesopotamian attitudes toward youth and mature adulthood, aging and the elderly, generational conflict, gender differences in aging, relationships between men and women, women’s contributions to cultural activities, and the "ideal woman." To uncover Mesopotamian perspectives, Harris combed through primary sources - including literature and myth, letters, economic and legal texts, and visual materials. Even such pivotal cultural influences as the Gilgamesh Epic and Enuma Elish are reinterpreted in an original manner.

Myths of the Archaic State

Myths of the Archaic State
Author: Yoffee Norman,Norman Yoffee
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2005-01-13
ISBN 10: 9780521521567
ISBN 13: 0521521564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myths of the Archaic State Book Review:

Presents a new multi-layered model for the evolution of ancient societies.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh
Author: Danny P. Jackson
Publsiher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Total Pages: 100
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780865163522
ISBN 13: 0865163529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Epic of Gilgamesh Book Review:

-- 15 original woodcut illustrations -- 18 photographs of ancient artifacts This edition aims to reanimate the story of Gilgamesh and Enkidu for modern readers. The poetic rendition brings words to life through indelible images. A learned and lucid historical and cultural introduction fills in background for the narrative. An interpretative essay reviews the themes of Gilgamesh and their echoes in other literature. The total is a new edition that delights, informs, and stimulates readers to a new appreciation of this age-old tale.

Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta

Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta
Author: Samuel Noah Kramer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 55
Release: 1987
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCLA:L0060646536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta Book Review: