The Harps that Once...: Sumerian Poetry in Translation

by Thorkild Jacobsen

Paperback, 1997

Status

Available

Call number

499.95

Collection

Publication

Yale University Press (1997), Edition: Reprint, 514 pages

Description

The eminent Assyriologist Thorkild Jacobsen, author of Treasures of Darkness, here presents translations of ancient Sumerian poems written near the end of the third millennium b.c.e., including a number of compositions that have never before been published in translation. The themes developed in the poems--quite possibly the earliest poems extant--are those that have fascinated humanity since the time people first began to spin stories: the longings of young lovers; courage in battle; joy at the birth of a child; the pleasures of drink and song.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

514 p.; 6.25 inches

ISBN

9780300072785
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