An Old Babylonian Version of the Gilgamesh Epic

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 37,311 / 127 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.8
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 12,255
Added to site: 2006.07.05
mnybks.net#: 14064
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Myth
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sity of Pennsylvania Museum purchased this second tablet of the Gilgamesh Series, Yale University obtained a tablet from the same dealer, which turned out to be a continuation of the University of Pennsylvania tablet. That the two belong to the same edition of the Epic is shown by their agreement in the dark brown color of the clay, in the writing as well as in the size of the tablet, though the characters on the Yale tablet are somewhat cramped and in consequence more difficult to read. Both tablets consist of six columns, three on the obverse and three on the reverse. The measurements of both are about the same, the Pennsylvania tablet being estimated at about 7 inches high, as against 7 2/16 inches for the Yale tablet, while the width of both is 6 1/2 inches. The Yale tablet is, however, more closely written and therefore has a larger number of lines than the Pennsylvania tablet. The colophon to the Yale tablet is unfortunately missing, but from internal evidence it is quite certain that the Yale tablet fo

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