Gilgamesh the King Book

Gilgamesh the King


  • Author : Ludmila Zeman
  • Publisher : Perfection Learning
  • Date : 1998-04-25
  • Category :
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 1634197011

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Gilgamesh, half-god and half-man, in his loneliness and isolation becomes a cruel tyrant over the citizens of Uruk. To impress them forever he orders a great wall to be built, driving his people to exhaustion and despair so that they cry to the Sun God for help. In answer, another kind of man, Enkidu, is sent to earth to live among the animals and learn kindness from them. He falls in love with Shamhat, a singer from the temple, and he follows her back to Uruk. There, Enkidu, the "uncivilized" beast from the forest, shows the evil Gilgamesh through friendship what it means to be human. "From the Hardcover edition."

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Gilgamesh the King


  • Author : Robert Silverberg
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Date : 2013-05-14
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 9781480418189

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A thrilling retelling of the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh from the Hugo and Nebula Award–Winning author of Lord Valentine’s Castle. Gilgamesh’s appetite for wine, women, and warfare is insatiable. As the King of Uruk, he oppresses his people and burdens his city. To temper his excesses, the gods create Enkidu, Gilgamesh’s equal, who becomes his greatest friend. Together they wander the kingdom as brothers, conquering demons until a cruel twist changes Gilgamesh’s path forever. Two parts god and one part man, Gilgamesh is mortal—a fate he now resolves to overcome, no matter what the price. And so he embarks on another journey, in pursuit of vengeance and the ultimate prize for a mortal king: eternal life. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Robert Silverberg including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Gilgamesh  The History and Mythology of the Sumerian King Book

Gilgamesh The History and Mythology of the Sumerian King


  • Author : History Titans
  • Publisher : Creek Ridge Publishing
  • Date : 2021-08-23
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN :

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The name of Gilgamesh is one that resounds all over the world and has been well-known for thousands of years. Of all the most illustrious figures of history and human heritage, Gilgamesh also happens to be one of the most mysterious. This is because, in a way, there are two sides to Gilgamesh and two ways in which we approach his story. As far as official history is concerned, Gilgamesh was most likely an ancient Sumerian king who ruled the city-state of Uruk at some point between 2800 and 2500 BCE. In literature, folklore, and ancient traditions of Mesopotamia, Gilgamesh has become the subject of many legends and one of the most important heroes in Mesopotamian mythology. Gilgamesh's legendary life was a story of great triumphs, falls, loss, soul-searching, and a quest for meaning. It is a story that involves a great character arc since Gilgamesh's physical journey is matched only by the distance he had traveled toward growing as a ruler and as a man.

The Epic of Gilgamish Book

The Epic of Gilgamish


  • Author : R. Campbell Thompson
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2017-08-18
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN : 1375401963

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Gilgamesh Book

Gilgamesh


  • Author : Billy R. Fincher
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Date : 2016-04-02
  • Category :
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 1530861322

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Introduction I WILL proclaim to the world the deeds of Gilgamesh. This was the man to whom all things were known; this was the king who knew the countries of the world. He was wise, he saw mysteries and knew secret things, he brought us a tale of the days before the flood. He went on a long journey, was weary, worn-out with labour, returning he rested, he engraved on a stone the whole story. When the gods created Gilgamesh they gave him a perfect body. Shamash the glorious sun endowed him with beauty, Adad the god of the storm endowed him with courage, the great gods made his beauty perfect, surpassing all others, terrifying like a great wild bull. Two thirds they made him god and one third man. In Uruk he built walls, a great rampart, and the temple of blessed Eanna for the god of the firmament Anu, and for Ishtar the goddess of love. Look at it still today: the outer wall where the cornice runs, it shines with the brilliance of copper; and the inner wall, it has no equal. Touch the threshold, it is ancient. Approach Eanna the dwelling of Ishtar, our lady of love and war, the like of which no latter-day king, no man alive can equal. Climb upon the wall of Uruk; walk along it, I say; regard the foundation terrace and examine the masonry: is it not burnt brick and good? The seven sages laid the foundations.

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The Last Quest of Gilgamesh


  • Author : Ludmila Zeman
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Date : 1998-04
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 061309459X

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For use in schools and libraries only. Frightened by the thought of dying, Gilgamesh braves a series of dangers in an effort to learn the secret of eternal life, but although he meets the survivor of the great flood and is offered a chance at perpetual youth, he never achieves his goal, in a retelling of an episode from the story of Gilgamesh, the world's oldest legend.

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The Epic of Gilgamesh


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Date : 1973-10-25
  • Category : Poetry
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780141907185

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Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the ancient literature of Babylon, immortalized in this epic poem that dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. Together they journey to the Spring of Youth, defeat the Bull of Heaven and slay the monster Humbaba. When Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh's grief and fear of death are such that they lead him to undertake a quest for eternal life. A timeless tale of morality, tragedy and pure adventure, The Epic of Gilgamesh is a landmark literary exploration of man's search for immortality.

The Revenge of Ishtar Book

The Revenge of Ishtar


  • Author : Ludmila Zeman
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1998
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 0887764363

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While striving to kill Humbaba, the monster who has attacked the city of Uruk, Gilgamesh spurns the advances of the goddess Ishtar, prompting her revenge, in a retelling of an episode from the story of Gilgamesh, the world's oldest legend

Gilgamesh the Hero Book

Gilgamesh the Hero


  • Author : Geraldine McCaughrean
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2002
  • Category : Folklore
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN : 0192741861

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A major publishing event - two of the UK's outstanding prize-winning artists working together for the first timeThe legend of Gilgamesh is the oldest written story, pre-dating both The Bible and The Iliad. An epic story about a quest for immortality, it also includes a legend of the Flood that is remarkably similar to the story of Noah.* Geraldine McCaughrean has won every major prize for children's literature in this country, including the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, and, most recently, The Blue Peter Best Book to Keep Forever Award.* David Parkins is a highly acclaimed artist, and has been shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler and Smarties awards. He received many critical accolades for God's Story with Jan Mark

The Epic of Gilgamesh Book

The Epic of Gilgamesh


  • Author : Morris Jastrow
  • Publisher : Book Tree
  • Date : 2003-01-02
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1585092142

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This epic poem is the oldest known to exist in history, predating Homer's Iliad by about 1500 years. Gilgamesh, the hero, discovers he has godly blood, so sets out on a journey to the land of the gods in an attempt to gain entry. It is of ancient Sumerian origin, from the land called Mesopotamia. It is an important work for those studying ancient literature, history and mythology. This Babylonian version is one of the oldest known, if not the oldest. Later renditions are more common and seem to embellish the story, so this work is important for serious researchers. From the standpoint of literature alone, it is also an interesting tale that is enjoyable to read.

The Hero King Gilgamesh Book
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The Hero King Gilgamesh


  • Author : Irving L. Finkel
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Date : 1998
  • Category : Folklore
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 0844247014

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A retelling, based on Assyrian clay tablets written in the seventh century BC, of the legendary exploits and adventures of the god king, Gilgamesh, who ruled in ancient Mesopotamia (now Iraq) in about 2700 BC.

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The Buried Book


  • Author : David Damrosch
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Date : 2007-12-26
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781429923897

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Adventurers, explorers, kings, gods, and goddesses come to life in this riveting story of the first great epic—lost to the world for 2,000 years, and rediscovered in the nineteenth century Composed by a poet and priest in Middle Babylonia around 1200 bce, The Epic of Gilgamesh foreshadowed later stories that would become as fundamental as any in human history, The Odyssey and the Bible. But in 600 bce, the clay tablets that bore the story were lost—buried beneath ashes and ruins when the library of the wild king Ashurbanipal was sacked in a raid. The Buried Book begins with the rediscovery of the epic and its deciphering in 1872 by George Smith, a brilliant self-taught linguist who created a sensation when he discovered Gilgamesh among the thousands of tablets in the British Museum's collection. From there the story goes backward in time, all the way to Gilgamesh himself. Damrosch reveals the story as a literary bridge between East and West: a document lost in Babylonia, discovered by an Iraqi, decoded by an Englishman, and appropriated in novels by both Philip Roth and Saddam Hussein. This is an illuminating, fast-paced tale of history as it was written, stolen, lost, and—after 2,000 years, countless battles, fevered digs, conspiracies, and revelations—finally found.

Gilgamesh the Warrior King Book

Gilgamesh the Warrior King


  • Author : Claude Jonnard
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2018-09-16
  • Category :
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN : 1718067380

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A long time ago, when words were pictures etched in clay and gods reigned supreme, a young prince named Gilgamesh ruled Uruk, a walled city in Mesopotamian Sumer where the Euphrates and Tigris rivers met as one to flow through a delta to the sea. Promised the possibility of eternal life by the gods for his great deeds, he nevertheless seeks the affections of Siduri, a dead Amorite chief's daughter. Not only is she from a people who do not worship Gilgamesh's patron gods and goddesses, the Amorites are sworn enemies of the Sumerians. Siduri has an inn by the sea whose vineyards produce wine sold in Uruk through the temple of Ishtar, the goddess of love, sex and war. She is protective of Siduri although she is also attracted to Gilgamesh, leaving him in emotional turmoil. Encountering Siduri at an open-air market, he professes his love for her, knowing all the while that Ishtar may be angered. He leaves Siduri when he is called to fight foreign armies bent on destroying Uruk and its league of Sumerian city-states, and Siduri, mindful of his promise, follows him. Blessed by the gods, he defeats Uruk's enemies only to become a target of assassins. He finds out before long, especially after his parents are murdered, that he has enemies from within who are protected by different gods and threaten the lives of those he has sworn to protect. Fast thinking and acting helps him trap the killers, sidestep further attempts on his life and defuse wars threatening to destroy the universe, humanity and the gods. The struggles among humans and between the gods at last behind him, Gilgamesh has finally earned the respect of the gods, and life forever more is now his for the taking. Does he accept this gift from the gods, or does he renounce eternal life to save Siduri's life and spend the rest of his days with her, the woman he loves?

Gilgamesh  King of Erech Book

Gilgamesh King of Erech


  • Author : Frank Laurence Lucas
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1948
  • Category : Deluge
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : IND:32000000343220

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The Epic of Gilgamesh


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Date : 2016-06-02
  • Category : Poetry
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780241289907

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The ancient Sumerian poem The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest written stories in existence, translated with an introduction by Andrew George in Penguin Classics. Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world's oldest epic, predating Homer by many centuries. The story tells of Gilgamesh's adventures with the wild man Enkidu, and of his arduous journey to the ends of the earth in quest of the Babylonian Noah and the secret of immortality. Alongside its themes of family, friendship and the duties of kings, The Epic of Gilgamesh is, above all, about mankind's eternal struggle with the fear of death. The Babylonian version has been known for over a century, but linguists are still deciphering new fragments in Akkadian and Sumerian. Andrew George's gripping translation brilliantly combines these into a fluid narrative and will long rank as the definitive English Gilgamesh. If you enjoyed The Epic of Gilgamesh, you might like Homer's Iliad, also available in Penguin Classics. 'A masterly new verse translation' The Times 'Andrew George has skilfully bridged the gap between a scholarly re-edition and a popular work' London Review of Books