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Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh

A New Verse Rendering by Stanley Lombardo
Introduction by Gary Beckman

Forthcoming - March 2019 - 128 pp.

Format ISBN Price Qty
Cloth 978-1-62466-773-2
$36.00
Paper 978-1-62466-772-5
$13.00
Examination 978-1-62466-772-5
$2.00

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Forthcoming - March 2019


This stirring new version of the great Babylonian epic includes material from the recently discovered “monkey tablet” as well as an Introduction, timeline, glossary, and correspondences between lines of the translation and those of the original texts.


"A comprehensive Introduction with a light touch (Beckman), a poetic rendering with verve and moxie (Lombardo): This edition of the colossal Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic should satisfy all readers who seek to plumb its wealth and depth without stumbling over its many inconvenient gaps and cruxes. A fine gift to all lovers of great literature." —Jack M. Sasson, Emeritus Professor, Vanderbilt University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Forthcoming -  pre-orders will ship when the book is released in March 2019.

This stirring new version of the great Babylonian epic includes material from the recently discovered “monkey tablet” as well as an Introduction, timeline, glossary, and correspondences between lines of the translation and those of the original texts.

Reviews:

"A comprehensive Introduction with a light touch (Beckman), a poetic rendering with verve and moxie (Lombardo): This edition of the colossal Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic should satisfy all readers who seek to plumb its wealth and depth without stumbling over its many inconvenient gaps and cruxes. A fine gift to all lovers of great literature."
      Jack M. Sasson, Emeritus Professor, Vanderbilt University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


About the Authors:

Stanley Lombardo is Emeritus Professor of Classics, University of Kansas.

Gary Beckman is George C. Cameron Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan—Ann Arbor.