The Epic of Gilgamesh

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A CHRONOLOGY OF THE GILGAMESH EPIC
B.C. 2700 Lugalbanda(?), Gilgamesh
of Uruk
Early Dynastic II period
(2700-2500)
Fara, Abu-Salabikh tablets
2500 Epic about Lugalbanda Early Dynastic III period
(2500-2350)
2300 Akkad period (2350-2200);
Sargon of Akkad
2100 Sumerian epics composed Third Dynasty of Ur
(2100-2000); King Shulgi
1800 earliest tablets of Sumerian
epics
Old Babylonian period
(1800-1600);
Hammurabi
1700 Akkadian Epic composed:
Old Babylonian version
1600 Middle Babylonian period
(1600-1000)
1500 Middle Babylonian version;
Hurrian, Hittite translations
1300 Sinleqqiunninni, "author"
of Standard Version
1000 Neo-Assyrian period (1000-
612)
Neo- & Late-Babylonian
periods (1000-125)
800 oldest tablets of Standard
Version
700 royal libraries at Nineveh Aramaic replacing Akkadian
500 earliest Neo-Babylonian
copies
200 latest copy of Gilgamesh
Epic
100 "Gilgamesh," "Humbaba" (?) in Book of Giants
A.D. 100 latest dated cuneiform tablet
600 "Ganmagos" in Syriac
scholia

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The Epic of Gilgamesh
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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • A NOTE TO THE READER xi
  • A NOTE ON THE TRANSLATION xiii
  • A CHRONOLOGY OF THE GILGAMESH EPIC xxxv
  • Tablet I 1
  • Tablet II 13
  • Tablet III 23
  • Tablet IV 29
  • Tablet V 39
  • Tablet VI 49
  • Tablet VII 57
  • Tablet VIII 67
  • Tablet IX 73
  • Tablet X 81
  • Tablet XI 95
  • Appendixes 109
  • Glossary 111
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