POEMS OF HEAVEN AND HELL FROM ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA 1971
The Babylonian Creation, the first of these Ancient Mesopotamian poems, was probably composed in the twelfth century B.C.
Comparable with the Book of Genesis, it opens in watery chaos and sings of the foundation of the world and its praise in celebration of Marduk, the city’s noble and cunning god, brave conqueror of chaos, it was chanted at the New Year Festival and formed the most crucial element in the Ancient Mesopotamians’ ritual attempts to keep their perilous world in order…
Penguin Classics – Advisory Editor: Betty Radice. Translated and Introduced by N. K. Sandars. Penguin Books. 183 pages. ISBN 0-14-044249-9. Penguin Poetry. Paperback book. Condition: previously owned. Good reading copy. Dimensions: 20 x 13 cm
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