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The Epic Of Gilgamesh Analysis

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Analysis of The Epic of Gilgamesh
Introduction
The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the few great literatures that survived the ruin of ancient civilizations, more particularly the ancient Mesopotamia. It is a poem … two great heroes, friendship, adventure, and the gods. Comprised of twelves tablets, each depicting a section of the overall tale, the Epic of Gilgamesh exists in various versions—with the Akkadian and Old Babylonian versions being the most prominent. This essay considers various parts of the Epic and … versions being the most prominent. This essay considers various parts of the Epic and seeks to examine/illustrate a few details about the heroes “Gilgamesh and Enkidu”, their relationship, the actions of the gods, and the overall significance of this Epic—as regarding its depiction of the ancient Mesopotamian … Enkidu”, their relationship, the actions of the gods, and the overall significance of this Epic—as regarding its depiction of……

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Abusch, T. \\\\\\\\\\\\"The Development and Meaning of the Epic of Gilgamesh: An Interpretive Essay.\\\\\\\\\\\\" Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 121, 2001, pp. 614-622, doi:10.2307/606502. Retrieved from: https://sci-hub.tw/https://doi.org/10.2307%2F606502

Al-Rawi. F. N. H., and A. R. George. \\\\\\\\\\\\"Back to The Cedar Forest: The Beginning and End of Tablet V of The Standard Babylonian Epic of Gilgameš.\\\\\\\\\\\\" Journal of Cuneiform Studies, vol. 66, 2014, pp. 69-90, doi:10.5615/jcunestud.66.2014.0069. Retrieved from: https://sci-hub.tw/https://doi.org/10.5615%2Fjcunestud.66.2014.0069

Christman, J. \\\\\\\\\\\\"The Gilgamesh Complex: The Quest for Death Transcendence and the Killing of Animals.\\\\\\\\\\\\" Society & Animals, vol. 16, 2008, pp. 297-315, doi:10.1163/156853008x357649. Retrieved from: sci-hub.tw/10.1163/156853008X357649

Dickson, Keith. “Looking at the Other in ‘Gilgamesh.’” Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 127, no. 2, 2007, pp. 171–182. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/20297248.

George, Andrew R. \\\\\\\\\\\\"The Mayfly on the River: Individual and collective destiny in the Epic of Gilgamesh.\\\\\\\\\\\\" KASKAL: Rivista di storia, ambienti e culture del Vicino Oriente Antico, vol. 9, 2012, pp. 227-242. Retrieved from:  https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/15817/1/Kaskal_9%20227-242%20George.pdf 

Khan, Anika. “Gilgamesh and medicine’s quest to conquer death.” Hektoen international: A Journal of Medical Humanities, vol. 11, no.4, June 2019, Highlighted in Frontispiece pp. 1-3.

Kline, J. \\\\\\\\\\\\"The Oldest Story, the Oldest Fear, the Oldest Fool: The Religious Dimension ofThe Epic of Gilgamesh.\\\\\\\\\\\\" Jung Journal, vol. 10, no.2, 2016, 24 – 36, doi:10.1080/19342039.2016.1157411. Retrieved from:  https://sci-hub.tw/https://doi.org/10.1080/19342039.2016.1157411 

 

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