The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic
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The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic

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Book by Jeffrey H. Tigay
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Published January 1st 2002 by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers,U.S. (first published July 1982)
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Adventure, loyalty, politics, religion, so many genres are touched upon by "Gilgamesh." Tigay has done an amazing job in presenting the history of the creation, compilation, and development of the Gilgamesh stories and epics. He keeps clear the various editions and renditions, and variant readings. He addresses many philological notes. Transliteration of various texts are in the Appendix. He gives a wonderful, detailed summary of the stories/epic. There are over 20 pages of works cited. The indi...more
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