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Surpassing All Versions: Revision through Introduction in the Gilgamesh Epic

Sara J. Milstein

in Tracking the Master Scribe: Revision through Introduction in Biblical and Mesopotamian Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190205393
eISBN:
9780190205416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205393.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter argues that the Gilgamesh Epic underwent several phases of revision through introduction. First, the old Huwawa narrative was taken up and supplemented with a large block at the front. ... More


The Epic of Gilgamesh

Jon Stewart

in The Emergence of Subjectivity in the Ancient and Medieval World: An Interpretation of Western Civilization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198854357
eISBN:
9780191888632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854357.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Chapter 1 gives a reading of the Mesopotamian The Epic of Gilgamesh. At the outset an account is provided of the historical context of the work in antiquity and its discovery and translation in the ... More


In a Strange Land

Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs

in The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747956
eISBN:
9780191810909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747956.003.0041
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter considers the origins of the poem The Epic of Gilgamesh, which tells the story of the adventures of Gilgamesh, the king of Uruk, and his friendship with the wild man Enkidu. The version ... More


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