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  • Published: 2 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241289907
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

The Epic of Gilgamesh




Andrew George's masterful translation, now available in ebook for the first time

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.

  • Published: 2 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241289907
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

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