The Literature of Ancient Sumer

by Jeremy Black (Editor)

Paperback, 2006

Status

Available

Call number

899.9508

Publication

Oxford University Press, U.S.A. (2006), Edition: Illustrated, 438 pages

Description

Sumerian is the oldest written language of ancient Iraq, first written down some 5000 years ago. Its literature, encompassing narrative myths, lyrical hymns, proverbs, and love poetry, provides a stimulating insight into the world's first urban civilization. Written in clear, accessible English, these translations are the most comprehensive collection of the world's first literature. - ;This anthology of Sumerian literature constitutes the most comprehensive collection ever published, and includes examples of most of the different types of composition written in the language, from narrative my

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2004

Physical description

438 p.; 5.4 inches

ISBN

0199296332 / 9780199296330
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