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The Literature of Ancient Sumer
by Jeremy Black and Graham Cunningham and Eleanor Robson


Overview - This anthology of Sumerian literature constitutes the most comprehensive collection ever published, and includes examples of most of the different types of composition written in the language, from narrative myths and lyrical hymns to proverbs and love poetry.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This anthology of Sumerian literature constitutes the most comprehensive collection ever published, and includes examples of most of the different types of composition written in the language, from narrative myths and lyrical hymns to proverbs and love poetry. The translations have benefited both from the work of many scholars and from our ever-increasing understanding of Sumerian. In addition to reflecting the advances made by modern scholarship, the translations are written in clear, accessible English. An extensive introduction discusses the literary qualities of the works, the people who created and copied them in ancient Iraq, and how the study of Sumerian literature has evolved over the last 150 years.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780199296330
  • ISBN-10: 0199296332
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publish Date: June 2006
  • Page Count: 372
  • Dimensions: 8.52 x 6.02 x 0.96 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.21 pounds


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