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  • Gilgamesh: The New Translation

  • By: Gerald J. Davis
  • Narrated by: John Hanks
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (190 ratings)

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By: Gerald J. Davis
Narrated by: John Hanks
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Publisher's summary

The Epic of Gilgamesh is the oldest story that has come down to us through the ages of history. It predates the Bible, The Iliad and The Odyssey. The Epic of Gilgamesh relates the tale of the fifth king of the first dynasty of Uruk (in what is modern-day Iraq), who reigned for 126 years, according to the ancient Sumerian list of kings. Gilgamesh was first inscribed in cuneiform writing on clay tablets by an unknown author during the Sumerian era and has been described as one of the greatest works of literature in the recounting of mankind's unending quest for immortality.

©2014 Gerald J. Davis (P)2015 Gerald J. Davis

Critic reviews

"Gilgamesh is monumental!" (Rainer Maria Rilke)