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Author Franke, Sabine

Title An Anthology of Ancient Mesopotamian Texts : When the Gods Were Human
Published Havertown : Pen and Sword, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (97 pages)
Contents Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; When the Gods were Human: The Ancient Near Eastern Tale of the Deluge; The Tooth Worm; Letter of Request to a God; Lullaby; The Master and his Servant; The Revenge of the Poor Man of Nippur; The Tale of Etana; Invitation to the Dead for a Feast: Ishtar's Descent to the World of the Dead and Dumuzi's Return to the World of the Living; The Ishtar Hymn of Ammiditana; Enheduana Sings Against the Imminent Destruction. A Sumerian Song for a Dangerous Ritual by the Earliest Female Author of World Literature; King Utuhengal Expels the Gutians; Gilgamesh and Akka
Birth and Rise of King SargonA Dialogue About the Indifference of the Gods: the Babylonian Theodicy; From the Life of a Student; Bibliography; Glossary; The authors
Summary Learn about the ancient civilizations of Iraq and Syria, through the stories they told. This book gathers the best stories of ancient Near Eastern literature surrounding the Mesopotamian gods, men, and kings. It takes the reader on a journey back to the birth of literature in Mesopotamia-which at the same time seems so distant yet so familiar. Fairy tales, myths, and epics of this region are still able to entertain readers today-and allow us to delve into the fascinating life of this ancient civilization. This book includes fables such as that of the tooth worm, which causes tooth pain, as well as the great myth of Innanas, which describes the goddess Ishtar's transition to the underworld. There are also stories of daily life, such as that of a student, and the Sumerian incantations against a crying baby
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Assyro-Babylonian literature -- Translations
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology.
Assyro-Babylonian literature.
Genre/Form Translations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781473847743
9781473847750 (electronic bk.)
1473847753 (electronic bk.)