The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic: Introduction, Critical Edition and Cuneiform Texts, Volume 1

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Oxford University Press, 2003 - Epic poetry, Assyro-Babylonian - 986 pages
"The Babylonian Gilgamesh epic is the oldest long poem in the world, with a history going back four thousand years. It tells the fascinating and moving story of Gilgamesh's heroic deeds and lonely quest for immortality. This book collects for the first time all the known sources in the original cuneiform, including many fragments never published before. The author's personal study of every available fragment has produced a definitive edition and translation, complete with comprehensive introductory chapters that place the poem and its hero in context."--Publisher's description.
 

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Contents

Transliteration 748
13
Translation of the Sumerian text 771
49
Bibliography 906
55
CUNEIFORM TEXTS Plates 1147
61
The Name of Gilgameš and its History
71
Literary Historical and Religious Traditions About Gilgameš
91
Enkidu and Others
138
Old Babylonian Tablets and Fragments
159
Tablet III
458
Tablet IV
463
Tablet V
466
Tablet VI
470
Tablet VII
478
Tablet VIII
484
Tablet IX
490
Tablet X
498

Middle Babylonian Tablets and Fragments
287
Assyrian Fragments of One or More Intermediate Versions
348
The Manuscripts of the Standard Babylonian Epic
379
Tablet VI
404
Tablet VII
406
Tablet VIII
408
Tablet IX
409
Tablet X
410
Tablet XI
411
Tablet XII
415
Introduction to the Text of the Standard Babylonian Epic
418
Textual variants and recensional differences
419
Some features of language and style
431
Spelling conventions in the Kuyunjik manuscripts
437
Concluding remarks
443
Synopsis and Exegesis of the Standard Babylonian Epic
444
Tablet II
455
Tablet XI
508
Tablet XII
528
Edition of the Standard Babylonian Epic
531
Tablet I
535
Tablet II
558
Tablet III
572
Tablet IV
586
Tablet V
602
Tablet VI
616
Tablet VII
632
Tablet VIII
648
Tablet IX
666
Tablet X
676
Tablet XI
700
Tablet XII
726
Colophons of the manuscripts
736
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