Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Netherworld and the Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycle

Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Netherworld and the Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycle

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Providing a new perspective on the Sumerian Gilgamesh stories, Alhena Gadotti argues that a Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycle was developed as early as Ur III, and that Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Netherworld was the first, not the last story of this cycle. Prompted by several texts that have come to light since Aaron Shaffer's 1963 publication of the text, this book offers a new edition and a re-examination of the composition.More recently, W. Sallaberger (2008) reviewed the extant material about GilgameAi in a short but in-depth analysis of the cultural, ... The work incorporates long excerpts, although it is mostly a summary and discussion of the a€œEpic of GilgameAia€.


Title:Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Netherworld and the Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycle
Author: Alhena Gadotti
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG - 2014-08-08
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