The Harps that Once...: Sumerian Poetry in Translation

The Harps that Once...: Sumerian Poetry in Translation

By: Thorkild Jacobsen (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

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

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  • ISBN13: 9780300072785
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 514
  • ID: 9780300072785
  • weight: 748
  • ISBN10: 0300072783

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