The Epic of Gilgamish, a Babylonian myth written in circa 2100 B.C., is published here in full with notes and narrative by R. Campbell Thompson.
The entire legend is translated and retold superbly by Thompson, whose scholarly experience and researches of the text was scarcely rivalled in his lifetime. Splitting the chapters into the individual events to happen in the story, Thompson capably and cogently explains and details the characters and plot.
Perfect for students, scholars of antiquity and those with a general interest in the ancient myths and legends of Babylon, Thompson's well-researched effort offers a glimpse into the rich culture and traditions of the ancient Babylonian Empire. His intimate knowledge of the cuneiform script allows the reader to explore and absorb the myriad nuances contained in the Gilgamesh legend.
This edition of the book covers the story according to the original tablets excavated from the Middle East in what is now modern-day Iraq. Thompson's annotations and notes are also present, so that the reader may easily comprehend the story told and make good use of this book as reference.