The ancient civilization of Mesopotamia thrived between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates over 4,000 years ago. The myths collected here, originally written in cuneiform on clay tablets, include parallels with the biblical stories of the Creation and the Flood, and the famous Epic of Gilgamesh,
the tale of a man of great strength, whose heroic quest for immortality is dashed through one moment of weakness.
introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
- ISBN-13: 9780199538362
- ISBN-10: 0199538360
- Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
- Publish Date: February 2009
- Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds
- Page Count: 368