Poems of heaven and hell from Ancient Mesopotamia

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Penguin, 1971 - 184 pagine
Presents a collection of ancient poems about such topics as the creation of Earth, descent into the underworld, and prayers to gods.

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The creation myths of ancient Babylon, songs chanted at each New Year celebration to reaffirm the sovereignty of the god Marduk by reciting the story of how he came to rule. Other pieces, including the myth of Inanna's descent into the underworld are included. Leggi recensione completa

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Acknowledgements
9
Introduction to The Babylonian Creation
73
Note on The Sumerian Underworld
113
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