Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh is the archetypal semi-divine Mesopotamian hero and legendary king of Uruk.

Texts

George, Andrew

1999a The Epic of Gilgamesh: the Babylonian Epic Poem and Other Texts in Akkadian and Sumerian, Harmondsworth: Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 1999 (published in Penguin Classics 2000, reprinted with minor revisions, 2003).

2003 The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic – Introduction, Critical Edition and Cuneiform Texts, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2 volumes, 2003.

Select Bibliography

Cooper, Jerrold S.

2002 “Buddies in Babylonia – Gilgamesh, Enkidu and Mesopotamian Homosexuality”, in Abusch, Tz (ed.), Riches Hidden in Secret Places – Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Memory of Thorkild Jacobsen, Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2002, pp.73-85.

George, Andrew

1999a The Epic of Gilgamesh: the Babylonian Epic Poem and Other Texts in Akkadian and Sumerian, Harmondsworth: Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 1999 (published in Penguin Classics 2000, reprinted with minor revisions, 2003).

2003 The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic – Introduction, Critical Edition and Cuneiform Texts, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2 volumes, 2003.

Hammond, D. & Jablow, A.

1987 “Gilgamesh and the Sundance Kid: the Myth of Male Friendship”, in Brod, H. (ed.), The Making of Masculinities: The New Men’s Studies, Boston, 1987, pp.241-258.

Tigay, J.

1982 The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic, Philadelphia, 1982.


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