skip to content
Myths from Mesopotamia : creation, the flood, Gilgamesh, and others Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Myths from Mesopotamia : creation, the flood, Gilgamesh, and others

Author: Stephanie Dalley
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
This pathbreaking work uncovers new translations of the main myths and epics written in Akkadian, including the Creation myths and the epic of Gilgamesh. The deities and heroes which figure in these stories are all of ancient Mesopotamia, and many of the original clay tablets, on which the stories were first inscribed, were discovered there. A striking collection of accurate and up-to-date renderings of the  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Myths from Mesopotamia.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)644674128
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Dalley
ISBN: 0198143974 9780198143970 0192817892 9780192817891
OCLC Number: 19325158
Notes: Translated from Akkadian texts.
Description: xix, 337 pages : 1 illustration, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Atrahasis --
The Epic of Gilgamesh (standard version and Old Babylonian version) --
The descent of Ishtar to the underworld --
Nergal and Ereshkigal (standard version and Amarna version) --
Adapa --
Etana --
Anzu (standard version and Old Babylonian version) --
The epic of creation --
Theogony of Dunnu --
Erra and Ishum.
Responsibility: translated with an introduction and notes by Stephanie Dalley.
More information:

Abstract:

This pathbreaking work uncovers new translations of the main myths and epics written in Akkadian, including the Creation myths and the epic of Gilgamesh. The deities and heroes which figure in these stories are all of ancient Mesopotamia, and many of the original clay tablets, on which the stories were first inscribed, were discovered there. A striking collection of accurate and up-to-date renderings of the best-preserved cuneiform texts in current, readable English and discoveries of both new tablets and points of grammar and lexicography during the last twenty-five years, these translations will inevitably replace all previous versions. The book provides introductions to each item--giving insight into the sources and datings of the texts; notes to guide the reader through difficulties; an up-to-date glossary of deities, place-names and key terms; a chronological chart and map; and illustrations of some of the mythical monsters that are mentioned in the stories.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(5)

User lists with this item (7)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/19325158> # Myths from Mesopotamia : creation, the flood, Gilgamesh, and others
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/19325158#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ;
    library:oclcnum "19325158" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795578709#Place/oxford_england> ; # Oxford England
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795578709#Thing/mesopotamian_myths_ancient_period> ; # Mesopotamian myths, ancient period
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795578709#Place/mesopotamien> ; # Mesopotamien.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795578709#Topic/mythologie_assyro_babylonienne> ; # Mythologie assyro-babylonienne
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795578709#Topic/mythology_assyro_babylonian> ; # Mythology, Assyro-Babylonian
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/299.21/e19/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795578709#Topic/mythologie> ; # Mythologie
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/BL1620> ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/44318002> ; # Stephanie Dalley
    schema:datePublished "1989" ;
    schema:description "Atrahasis -- The Epic of Gilgamesh (standard version and Old Babylonian version) -- The descent of Ishtar to the underworld -- Nergal and Ereshkigal (standard version and Amarna version) -- Adapa -- Etana -- Anzu (standard version and Old Babylonian version) -- The epic of creation -- Theogony of Dunnu -- Erra and Ishum."@en ;
    schema:description "This pathbreaking work uncovers new translations of the main myths and epics written in Akkadian, including the Creation myths and the epic of Gilgamesh. The deities and heroes which figure in these stories are all of ancient Mesopotamia, and many of the original clay tablets, on which the stories were first inscribed, were discovered there. A striking collection of accurate and up-to-date renderings of the best-preserved cuneiform texts in current, readable English and discoveries of both new tablets and points of grammar and lexicography during the last twenty-five years, these translations will inevitably replace all previous versions. The book provides introductions to each item--giving insight into the sources and datings of the texts; notes to guide the reader through difficulties; an up-to-date glossary of deities, place-names and key terms; a chronological chart and map; and illustrations of some of the mythical monsters that are mentioned in the stories."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/795578709> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/644674128> ;
    schema:name "Myths from Mesopotamia : creation, the flood, Gilgamesh, and others"@en ;
    schema:productID "19325158" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/19325158#PublicationEvent/oxford_england_new_york_oxford_university_press_1989> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795578709#Agent/oxford_university_press> ; # Oxford University Press
    schema:url <http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780198143970.pdf> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780198143970> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780192817891> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB8929653> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/19325158> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795578709#Agent/oxford_university_press> # Oxford University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Oxford University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795578709#Place/oxford_england> # Oxford England
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Oxford England" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795578709#Thing/mesopotamian_myths_ancient_period> # Mesopotamian myths, ancient period
    a schema:Thing ;
    schema:name "Mesopotamian myths, ancient period" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795578709#Topic/mythologie_assyro_babylonienne> # Mythologie assyro-babylonienne
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Mythologie assyro-babylonienne"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795578709#Topic/mythology_assyro_babylonian> # Mythology, Assyro-Babylonian
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Mythology, Assyro-Babylonian"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/44318002> # Stephanie Dalley
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Dalley" ;
    schema:givenName "Stephanie" ;
    schema:name "Stephanie Dalley" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780192817891>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0192817892" ;
    schema:isbn "9780192817891" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780198143970>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0198143974" ;
    schema:isbn "9780198143970" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/644674128>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Myths from Mesopotamia." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/19325158> ; # Myths from Mesopotamia : creation, the flood, Gilgamesh, and others
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.