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Gilgamesh - Translated by Stephen Mitchell

Stephen Mitchell

This brilliant new treatment of the oldest epic in the world is a literary event. Esteemed translator and best-selling author Stephen Mitchell breathes life into a 3,700-year-old classic, delivering a lithe and muscular rendering that shows how startlingly alive Gilgamesh is, how filled with intelligence and beauty. It is the story of literature’s first hero, an historical king of Uruk in Babylonia, and his journey of self-discovery. Along the way, Gilgamesh discovers that friendship can bring peace to a whole city and that wisdom can be found only when the quest for it is abandoned.

This brilliant new treatment of the oldest epic in the world is a literary event. Esteemed translator and best-selling author Stephen Mitchell breathes life into a 3,700-year-old classic, delivering a lithe and muscular rendering that shows how startlingly alive Gilgamesh is, how filled with intelligence and beauty. It is the story of literature’s first hero, an historical king of Uruk in Babylonia, and his journey of self-discovery. Along the way, Gilgamesh discovers that friendship can bring peace to a whole city and that wisdom can be found only when the quest for it is abandoned.
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This brilliant new treatment of the oldest epic in the world is a literary event. Esteemed translator and best-selling author Stephen Mitchell breathes life into a 3,700-year-old classic, delivering a lithe and muscular rendering that shows how startlingly alive Gilgamesh is, how filled with intelligence and beauty. It is the story of literature’s first hero, an historical king of Uruk in Babylonia, and his journey of self-discovery. Along the way, Gilgamesh discovers that friendship can bring peace to a whole city and that wisdom can be found only when the quest for it is abandoned.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Guidall, John McDonough

Length:

4h 6m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

03:12


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

13:28


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

05:06


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

12:04


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

11:58


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

09:54


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

09:28


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

08:40


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

07:02


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

05:30


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

13:38


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

19:17


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

00:23


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

03:11


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

10:04


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

20:45


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

11:53


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

19:50


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

11:23


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

19:48


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

24:47


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

03:27


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

01:36