THE EPIC OF GILGAMISH

A new translation from a collation of the cuneiform tablets in the British Museum rendered literally into English hexameters BY R. CAMPBELL THOMPSON M.A., D.Litt., F.S.A., Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. LUZAC & CO., 46 GREAT RUSSELL STREET, LONDON, W.C.1. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 1928TO COLONEL W. H. BEACH, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., R.E., UNDER WHOM I SERVED FOR THREE YEARS IN MESOPOTAMIA, WHO BEST KNEW HOW TO ASSESS THE WORTH OF ORIENTAL STORIES.The Epic of Gilgamesh Translated By R. Campbell Thompson. This web edition created and published by Global Grey 2013. GLOBAL GREY NOTHING BUT E-BOOKSTABLE OF CONTENTS PREFACE THE FIRST TABLET: OF THE TYRANNY OF GILGAMISH, AND THE CREATION OF ENKIDU THE SECOND TABLET: OF THE MEETING OF GILGAMISH AND ENKIDU THE THIRD TABLET: THE EXPEDITION TO THE FOREST OF CEDARS AGAINST HUMBABA THE FOURTH TABLET: THE ARRIVAL AT THE GATE OF THE FOREST THE FIFTH TABLET: OF THE […] Read More

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The Epic of Gilgamesh #4

TABLET IX Gilgamesh roams the steppe And weeps bitter tears For Enkidu, his friend ‘Shall I not die like Enkidu? Woe gnaws at my entrails, I fear death. So I roam the steppe. I must go to see Ziusudra The Survivor of the Flood He, the son of Ubara-Tutu. Immediately shall I travel the wheel-rim (1) to him. At night I come tot he Gates of the Mountains. Gripped by fear, I saw lions. I lifted my head to the Moon God, Offered prayers. My prayers went out to the …. of the gods: ‘O God of the Moon, do you preserve me!’ He laid himself down and then awoke from a dream. There in the dream he had seen [lodestones] (2) Rejoicing in life they were In his hand he raised an axe, He drew his dagger from his belt, He descended upon them like an arrow (3). […] Read More

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The Epic of Gilgamesh #2

THE SECOND TABLET OF THE MEETING OF GILGAMISH AND ENKIDU. 1 Column II. 2. While Gilgamish (thus) is the vision revealing Enkidu sitteth before the hetaera, and she [displaying 2 her] bosom, 5.Shewing [her beauty (?)], the place of his birth he 3 forgetteth. (So) Enkidu dallied (Thus) for six days, seven nights, with the courtesan-girl in his mating. 10.Broke into [speech] then, the nymph, and (thus) unto Enkidu spake she: “(Yea, as) I view thee, (e’en) like a god, O Enkidu, shalt be, Why with the beasts (of the field) dost thou (ever) range over the desert? 15.Up, for I’ll lead thee to [Erech] broad-marketed, (aye), to the Temple Sacred, the dwelling of Anu—O Enkidu, come, that I guide thee, Unto E-Anna, the dwelling of Anu, where [Gilgamish] (liveth), 20.(He), the supreme of creation; and thou, aye, thou wilt [embrace him] Like [to a woman], (and e’en) [as] […] Read More

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