The Epic of Gilgamesh, which dates from the third millenium BC, is one of the finest surviving epic poems in world literature.
Map of the Ancient Orient
The History of the Epic
The Discovery of the Tablets
The Historical Background
The Literary Background
The Hero of the Epic
The Principal Gods of the Epic
The Diction of the Epic
Remarks on this Version
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Prologue: Gilgamesh King in Uruk
The Coming of Enkidu
The Forest Journey
Ishtar and Gilgamesh, and the Death of Enkidu
The Search for Everlasting Life
The Story of the Flood
The Death of Gilgamesh
Glossary of Names
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