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

The Sisters Message
8
Unfaithfulness
24
The Wild Bull Who Has Lain Down
47
PART
85
Hymn to Enlil
101
The Nanshe Hymn
125
The Eridu Genesis
145
Enlil and Ninlil
167
The Ninurta Myth Lugale
233
Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta
275
Lugalbanda and the Thunderbird
320
Gilgamesh and Aka
345
The Cursing of Akkadê
359
Hymn to Kesh
377
The Lament for Ur
447
The Destroyed House
475

Enki and NinsikilaNinhursağa
181
Inannas Descent
205

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The late Thorkild Jacobsen was professor of Assyriology emeritus at Harvard University

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