Gilgamesh and Akka
'Gilgamesh and Akka' is a short narative poem in standard literary Sumerian. The protagonist of the tale is Gilgamesh, lord of Uruk. It is the story of Uruk's war of liberation from the hegemony of Kish. Katz's analysis of the literary structure and historical value of the texts sheds new light on the compsition. This volume is meant for specialists and non-specialists alike.
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able-bodied according ak-kas Akka's demand Akkad Akkadian appears appointed assume bila-ga-mes bir-hur-tuto-re Birhurture Birhurture's city's elders composition conflict contemporary Cooper Eannatum earlier source earlier tale Early Dynastic edition Edzard en-ship Enki Enkidu Enlil's temple Enmebaragesi Enmerkar Enûma Elish epic ethnic Falkenstein finish function gamesh Gilgamesh and Akka governmental institutions guruš Hallo hegemony historical reality historiographical history of Sumer horizontal repetition house of Kish imply Inanna indicates Jacobsen Khafaje king of Kish kingship Kish and Uruk Kishite Kramer Lagash last episode line 14 literary elaboration lord of Kulaba lugal lugal-ship Lugalbanda Lugalzagesi manuscripts material Mesalim Mesannepada Mesopotamia Michalowski 1982 military mu-na-dez-e narrative narrator Nippur nomination formula Old Babylonian period original parallelism plot political reflect relations between Gilgamesh Römer ruler rulership sag-lum-lum sahar-ra Šarz-ra Semitic šes Shulgi Hymn smite Sumer Sumerian King List til-til-le-da tukul Tummal Inscription Umma Urnanshe Uruk's Urukeans Vanstiphout 1987 variants vertical repetition