The Harps that Once--: Sumerian Poetry in Translation

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Yale University Press, 1 .. 1987 - 498 ˹
The eminent Assyriologist Thorkild Jacobsen, author of Treasures of Darkness, here presents translations of ancient Sumerian poems written near the end of the third millennium b.c.e., including a number of compositions that have never before been published in translation. The themes developed in the poems--quite possibly the earliest poems extant--are those that have fascinated humanity since the time people first began to spin stories: the longings of young lovers; courage in battle; joy at the birth of a child; the pleasures of drink and song.
 

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The Harps that Once offers a generous selection of myths, epics, hymns, and laments composed in Mesopotamia between roughly 2500 BCE and 2000 BCE (so, 4500 to 4000 years ago). There are at least two ... ҹԴ繩Ѻ

PART
1
The Sisters Message
8
Let Him Come
16
Unfaithfulness
24
The Wild Bull Who Has Lain Down
47
Vain Appeal
53
PART
85
He Arrives
91
Enlil and Ninlil
167
Enki and NinsikilaNinhursaga
181
Inannas Descent
205
The Ninurta Myth Lugale
233
PART FIVE
273
PART
357
Hymn to Kesh
377
The Lament for Ur
447

Hymn to Enlil
101
The Nanshe Hymn
125
The Eridu Genesis
145
The Destroyed House
475
INDEX
489
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The late Thorkild Jacobsen was professor of Assyriology emeritus at Harvard University

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