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An Anthology of Ancient Mesopotamian Texts

When the Gods Were Human

An Anthology of Ancient Mesopotamian Texts by Sabine Franke
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Sabina Franke has gathered the best stories of ancient Near Eastern literature surrounding the Mesopotamian gods, men and kings. This book takes the reader on a journey back to the birth of literature in Mesopotamia, which seems to us so far and yet so near.Fairy tales, myths and epics of ancient Near Eastern literature are still able to charm readers today and allow us to delve into the fascinating life of the ancient Near East. This book includes fables such as the tooth worm which causes tooth pain as well as the great myth of Innanas which describes the transition of the goddess Ishtar into the underworld. There are also daily life stories such as that of a student and the Sumerian incantations against a crying baby.
Pen and Sword; November 2016
120 pages; ISBN 9781473847743
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Title: An Anthology of Ancient Mesopotamian Texts
Author: Sabine Franke