Gilgamesh, o, La angustia por la muerte: poema babilonio

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Editorial Kairós, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 230 pages
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Considered one of the greatest works of ancient Babylon, this epic poem—also considered one of the earliest known works of literature—follows the story of a tyrant whose friendship with a savage transforms him into a beloved king, worshipped by his subjects. But his friend's death makes him aware that he too will die one day. Obsessed with the idea of dying, he launches himself into a series of extraordinary adventures that takes him to the ends of the earth to find the secret of immortality. Constituyendo la obra cumbre de la literatura de la antigua Babilonia, este poema épico—considerado como una de las primeras obras de literatura—sigue la historia de un tirano cuyo encuentro y amistad con un salvaje lo transforman en un rey amado por su pueblo. Pero la muerte del amigo le hace tomar conciencia de que él mismo habrá de morir. Obsesionado por esa idea se lanza a una serie de extraordinarias aventuras, que lo llevan hasta los confines del mundo para descubrir el secreto de la inmortalidad.
 

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Jorge Silva Castillo is an expert in translating archaic literary texts. He is a professor at Colegio de México and an expert in Mesopotamian languages.

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