The Project Gutenberg eBook, An Old Babylonian Version of the Gilgamesh Epic, by Anonymous, Edited by Morris Jastrow, Translated by Albert T. Clay
Title: An Old Babylonian Version of the Gilgamesh Epic
Editor: Morris Jastrow
Release Date: July 4, 2006 [eBook #11000]
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Yale Oriental Series
Published from the fund given to the university in memory of Mary Stevens Hammond
The Yale Tablet of the Gilgamesh Epic
Yale Oriental Series. Researches, Volume IV, 3.
An Old Babylonian Version of the Gilgamesh Epic
On the Basis of Recently Discovered Texts
Morris Jastrow Jr., Ph.D., LL.D.
Professor of Semitic Languages, University of Pennsylvania
Albert T. Clay, Ph.D., LL.D., Litt.D.
Professor of Assyriology and Babylonian Literature, Yale University
Copyright, 1920, by Yale University Press
In Memory of
William Max Müller
Whose life was devoted to Egyptological research
which he greatly enriched
by many contributions
The Introduction, the Commentary to the two tablets, and the Appendix, are by Professor Jastrow, and for these he assumes the sole responsibility. The text of the Yale tablet is by Professor Clay. The transliteration and the translation of the two tablets represent the joint work of the two authors. In the transliteration of the two tablets, C. E. Keiser’s “System of Accentuation for Sumero-Akkadian signs” (Yale Oriental Researches—VOL. IX, Appendix, New Haven, 1919) has been followed.