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When Heroes Love The Ambiguity of Eros in the Stories of Gilgamesh and David

Author: Susan Ackerman
Publisher: New York Columbia University Press 2012
Series: Gender, Theory, and Religion
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Toward the end of the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh King Gilgamesh laments the untimely death of his comrade Enkidu, ""my friend whom I loved dearly."" Similarly in the Bible, David mourns his companion, Jonathan, whose ""love to me was wonderful, greater than the love of women."" These passages, along with other ambiguous erotic and sexual language found in the Gilgamesh epic and the biblical David story, have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Named Person: David, Israel König; Jonatan
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Ackerman
ISBN: 9780231132602 0231132603 9780231507257 0231507259
OCLC Number: 956785585
Accession No: (DE-599)HEB322933196 (OCoLC)956785585
Notes: Description based upon print version of record
Awards: Winner of Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies 2006
Description: 1 online resource (373 p.).
Contents: Abbreviations Prologue 1. Of Greeting Cards and Methods: Understanding Ancient Near Eastern Sex The Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh 2. Introducing Gilgamesh 3. Gilgamesh and Enkidu 4. The Liminal Hero, Part 1 5. The Liminal Hero, Part 2 The Biblical Story of David and Jonathan 6. Introducing David 7. David and Jonathan 8. Liminality and Beyond Epilogue Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Gender, Theory, and Religion

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Toward the end of the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh King, Gilgamesh laments the untimely death of his comrade Enkidu, 'my friend whom I loved dearly'. This book examines the stories' sexual and  Read more...

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A superb reading of The Epic of Gilgamesh. -- Raymond-Jean Frontain Gay & Lesbian Review Ackerman presents a detailed and thorough introduction... Her study is both informative and challenging. -- Read more...

 
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