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Product Description: "I half rolled, and there before my eyes was as perfect a target as I had ever seen in my life. A pressure of a thumb, a short burst, a puff of smoke, a flash of flame, a hole on the clouds-and it was over."  —Lieutenant Robert McKenzie, No...read more

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9780299100902, titled "The Song of Songs and the Ancient Egyptian Love Songs" | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, July 1, 1985, cover price $32.50 | also contains The Song of Songs and the Ancient Egyptian Love Songs | About this edition: Available once more, this is a comprehensive, comparative literary philological examination of two enduring bodies of love poetry from the ancient Near East.

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9781743312698 | Reprint edition (Allen & Unwin, March 1, 2013), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: "I half rolled, and there before my eyes was as perfect a target as I had ever seen in my life.
9781742370729 | Allen & Unwin, November 1, 2010, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: The first book in 90 years dedicated to the daring and courage of the airmen and mechanics of the Australian Flying Corps—a tale of a war fought thousands of feet above the trenches  "I half rolled, and there before my eyes was as perfect a target as I had ever seen in my life.

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These new translations bring to life for the modern reader the golden age of Egyptian fictional literature, the Middle Kingdom (c. 1938-1640 BC), and include the masterpiece of Egyptian poetry, The Tale of Sinuhe. An introduction and notes explain historical details, and offer for the first time a literary reading, to enable these poems to entertain and instruct, as they did their original audiences three-and-a-half thousand years ago.
By R. B. Parkinson (trans)

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9780198149637, titled "The Tale of Sinuhe: And Other Ancient Egyptian Poems 1940-1640 Bc" | Oxford Univ Pr, October 2, 1997, cover price $89.00 | About this edition: These new translations bring to life for the modern reader the golden age of Egyptian fictional literature, the Middle Kingdom (c.

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9780199555628 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 15, 2009, cover price $15.95

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Kalidasa's play about the love of King Dusyanta for Sakuntala, a monastic girl, is the supreme work of Sanskrit drama by its greatest poet and playwright (c.4th century CE). Overwhelmingly erotic in tone and in performance, The Recognition of Sakuntala aimed to produce an experience of aesthetic rapture in the audience, comparable to certain types of mystical experience. The pioneering English translation of Sakuntala in 1789 caused a sensation among European composers and writers (including Goethe), and it continues to be performed around the world. This vibrant new verse translation includes the famous version of the story from the Mahabharata, a poetic and dramatic text in its own right and a likely source for Kalidasa. The introduction discusses the play in the aesthetic and cultural context of ancient India.
By W. J. Johnson (trans) and Kalidasa

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9780199540600 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 15, 2008, cover price $10.95
9780192839114 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 15, 2001, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: Kalidasa's play about the love of King Dusyanta for Sakuntala, a monastic girl, is the supreme work of Sanskrit drama by its greatest poet and playwright (c.

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Product Description: This volume presents an edition of first-millennium BC Babylonian cuneiform texts that comprise Chapters 64 and 65 of the compendium of celestial omen texts dealing with the appearance and movements of the planet Jupiter. All are accompanied by an English translation...read more

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9789004142121 | Brill Academic Pub, September 30, 2005, cover price $265.00 | About this edition: This volume presents an edition of first-millennium BC Babylonian cuneiform texts that comprise Chapters 64 and 65 of the compendium of celestial omen texts dealing with the appearance and movements of the planet Jupiter.
9789056930110 | Brill Academic Pub, January 1, 1998, cover price $185.00 | About this edition: This third fascicle of Babylonian Planetary Omens contains the edition of all cuneiform texts dealing with the planet Venus known to us.

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9780890030493 | Undena Pubns, December 1, 1981, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: This third fascicle of Babylonian Planetary Omens contains the edition of all cuneiform texts dealing with the planet Venus known to us.

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Product Description: Available once more, this is a comprehensive, comparative literary philological examination of two enduring bodies of love poetry from the ancient Near East.

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9780299100940 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, January 31, 2005, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Available once more, this is a comprehensive, comparative literary philological examination of two enduring bodies of love poetry from the ancient Near East.

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Product Description: Comprehensive collection of ancient Akkadian literature spanning three millennia. This larger, completely new, 3rd edition contains many compositions not in the previous editions; new translations of previously included compositions; incorporation of new text fragments identified or excavated since the last publication; all new footnotes; references and commentary brought up to date to reflect scholarly work of the last 10 years; and 100 more pages than the old two-volume edition...read more
By Benjamin R. Foster (editor)

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9781883053239 | 2 sub edition (Capital Decisions Ltd, April 1, 1996), cover price $67.50 | About this edition: 2-volume set.

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9781883053765 | 3 edition (Univ Pr of Maryland, January 30, 2005), cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Comprehensive collection of ancient Akkadian literature spanning three millennia.

Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literature is a new contribution to current debates about sex and eroticism. It gives an insight into Mesopotamian attitudes to sexuality by examining the oldest preserved written evidence on the subject - the Sumero-Akkadian cuneiform sources - which were written between the 21st and the 5th centuries B.C. Using these long-neglected and often astonishing data, Gwendolyn Leick is able to anlayse Mesopotamian views of prostitution, love magic and deviant sexual behaviour as well as more general issues of sexuality and gender. This fascinating book sheds light on the sexual culture of one of the earliest literate civilisations.

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9780415065344 | Routledge, December 1, 1994, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literature is a new contribution to current debates about sex and eroticism.

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9780415311618 | Routledge, July 1, 2003, cover price $45.95 | About this edition: Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literature is a new contribution to current debates about sex and eroticism.

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9780203462751 | Routledge, May 15, 2004, cover price $41.95
9780203414286 | Routledge, November 1, 2002, cover price $41.95

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Product Description: This extraordinary anthology gathers together a broad selection of representative, authoritative writings—spanning antiquity to the present—from the non-Western civilizations of the Middle East. It combines extensive introductions, headnotes, and bibliographies with excellent literary translations of the best contemporary and classical writers...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Tony Barnstone (editor) and Willis Barnstone (editor)

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9780130464378 | Longman Pub Group, January 1, 2003, cover price $153.20 | About this edition: This extraordinary anthology gathers together a broad selection of representative, authoritative writings—spanning antiquity to the present—from the non-Western civilizations of the Middle East.

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Product Description: he Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the world's oldest known epics-it predates Homer by several centuries and is recognized as seminal to the cultural history of the Ancient Near East. Interpretation and decipherment of the story of Gilgamesh--fragmentary and contradictory as its several variants are--has been a monumental scholarly task, spanning more than a century...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780812278057 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, July 1, 1982, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: he Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the world's oldest known epics-it predates Homer by several centuries and is recognized as seminal to the cultural history of the Ancient Near East.

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9780865165465, titled "The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic" | Bolchazy Carducci Pub, November 1, 2002, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: he Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the world's oldest known epics-it predates Homer by several centuries and is recognized as seminal to the cultural history of the Ancient Near East.

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Product Description: The longing stretch toward the infinite... the reluctant embrace of the temporal... this is the eternal lot of mankind; this is The Epic of Gilgamesh. Born in the cradle of civilization over 4,000 years ago, literature's first chronicle of man's search for the meaning continues to intrigue us with its universal themes This book has its provenance in Zeev Raban's fourteen remarkable gouache illustrations of The Epic of Gilgamesh...read more
By Danny P. Jackson (editor), David S. Kahn (editor), James G. Keenan (editor), Zeev Raban (editor) and Saul Tchernichovsky (editor)

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9780865165274 | Bolchazy Carducci Pub, April 1, 2002, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: The longing stretch toward the infinite.

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With evidence of its existence dating back nearly 4,000 years, The Epic of Gilgamesh is without question the world's oldest known epic, predating the works of Homer and Vergil by many centuries.The work is not only a historical landmark, but a literary and philosophical one as well. A great flood, paradise lost and a quest for immortality figure prominently in the text, marking it as the first of the mythological parallels to the Bible. Versions of the story made their way into many cultures throughout the ancient world and its universal themes are issues which continue to preoccupy you and me.The tale follows Gilgamesh the king as he is transformed from a powerful and arrogant ruler to a man who has been forced by the realities of life to confront and accept his own mortality. It is a compelling tale, filled with drama, passion and pathos.

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9780865162518 | Bolchazy Carducci Pub, October 1, 1993, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: With evidence of its existence dating back nearly 4,000 years, The Epic of Gilgamesh is without question the world's oldest known epic, predating the works of Homer and Vergil by many centuries.

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9780865163515, titled "Epic of Gilgamesh" | Deluxe edition (Bolchazy Carducci Pub, September 1, 2001), cover price $20.00
9780865163522 | 2 edition (Bolchazy Carducci Pub, July 1, 1997), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: The longing stretch toward the infinite.
9780865162501 | Bolchazy Carducci Pub, June 1, 1992, cover price $5.95 | About this edition: The longing stretch toward the infinite .
9780865162525 | Bolchazy Carducci Pub, June 1, 1992, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: With evidence of its existence dating back nearly 4,000 years, The Epic of Gilgamesh is without question the world's oldest known epic, predating the works of Homer and Vergil by many centuries.

Product Description: All major genres of Egyptian literature are represented in this anthology of poems, all translated into elegant English verse and providing an intimate glimpse into the lives of ancient Egyptians. The 41 pieces include hymns, such as Akhenaten's Hymn to the Sun , yarns, Ramesside love songs, laments, `schoolboy' texts and instructions, visions and religious thoughts...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By John L. Foster (trans)

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9780292725263 | Univ of Texas Pr, May 1, 2001, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: All major genres of Egyptian literature are represented in this anthology of poems, all translated into elegant English verse and providing an intimate glimpse into the lives of ancient Egyptians.

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Product Description: The Epic of Gilgamesh is the world’s oldest epic masterpiece. More than a thousand years before Homer or the Bible, Mesopotamian poets sang of the hero-king Gilgamesh, who sought to crown his superhuman exploits by finding eternal life...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Gary M. Beckman (editor), Benjamin R. Foster (editor) and Douglas Frayne (editor)

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9780393975161 | W W Norton & Co Inc, April 1, 2001, cover price $19.90 | About this edition: The Epic of Gilgamesh is the world’s oldest epic masterpiece.

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Product Description: The earliest known author of written literature was a woman named Enheduanna, who lived in ancient Mesopotamia around 2300 BCE. High Priestess to the moon god Nanna, Enheduanna came to venerate the goddess Inanna above all gods in the Sumerian pantheon...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780292752412 | Univ of Texas Pr, February 1, 2001, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: The earliest known author of written literature was a woman named Enheduanna, who lived in ancient Mesopotamia around 2300 BCE.

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Product Description: An analysis of the oldest form of poetry. Sumer, in the southern part of Iraq, created the first literary culture in history, as early as 2500BC. The account is structured around a complete English translation of the fragmentary Lugalbanda poems, narrating the adventures of the eponymous hero...read more

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9780485930030 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 30, 2001, cover price $170.00 | About this edition: An analysis of the oldest form of poetry.
9780801435980 | Cornell Univ Pr, October 1, 1998, cover price $126.95 | About this edition: An international authority on Sumerian culture, Jeremy Black here provides an introduction to the world's oldest poetry.

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Product Description: The earliest known author of written literature was a woman named Enheduanna, who lived in ancient Mesopotamia around 2300 BCE. High Priestess to the moon god Nanna, Enheduanna came to venerate the goddess Inanna above all gods in the Sumerian pantheon...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Judy Grahn (foreword by) and Betty De Shong Meador

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9780292752429 | Univ of Texas Pr, January 1, 2001, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The earliest known author of written literature was a woman named Enheduanna, who lived in ancient Mesopotamia around 2300 BCE.

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Product Description: Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi's sweeping study of modern Jewish writing is in many ways a long meditation on the thematics of geography in Jewish culture, what she calls the "poetics of exile and return."Until the late nineteenth century, Jews were identified in their own religious and poetic imagination as wanderers and exiles, their sacred center–Jerusalem, Zion–fatefully out of reach...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780520206458 | Univ of California Pr, January 1, 2000, cover price $63.00 | About this edition: Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi's sweeping study of modern Jewish writing is in many ways a long meditation on the thematics of geography in Jewish culture, what she calls the "poetics of exile and return.

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A lyrical, autobiographical novel chronicles the story of a singer and her composer husband, from the growth of their passionate relationship in the midst of war to its tragic dissolution in war's aftermath. By the author of Paradise of the Blind. 15,000 first printing.

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9780786865819 | Hyperion Books, January 1, 2000, cover price $23.45 | About this edition: An autobiographical novel chronices the story of a singer and her composer husband, from the growth of their passionate relationship in the midst of war to its tragic dissolution in war's aftermath.

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Product Description: Voted one of the Top 25 Books of 1999 by the Village Voice.As a poet, translator, critic, and scholar, Ammiel Alcalay has written for The New York Times, The Village Voice, The New Republic, and Middle east Report, as well as for such literary journals as Grand Street, Conjunctions, and Paper Air...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780872863606 | City Lights Books, December 1, 1999, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Voted one of the Top 25 Books of 1999 by the Village Voice.

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Product Description: Drawing on recent advances in Egyptology, R. B. Parkinson's new translations bring to life for the modern reader the golden age of Egyptian fictional literature, the Middle Kingdom (c. 1940-1640 BC). The book features The Tale of Sinuhe, acclaimed as the masterpiece of Egyptian poetry, which tells of a courtier's adventures after he flees Egypt...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780192839664, titled "The Tale of Sinuhe and Other Ancient Egyptian Poems, 1940-1640 Bc" | Oxford Univ Pr, September 16, 1999, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Drawing on recent advances in Egyptology, R.

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Product Description: This collection presents a new generation of Egyptian women writers whose work began to emerge in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They write about women's lives in many different settings of contemporary Egypt, drawing themes from Pharoanic, early Coptic and Islamic traditions.
By Marilyn Booth (trans)

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9780704326491, titled "My Grandmother's Cactus: Stories by Egyptian Women" | Interlink Pub Group Inc, March 1, 1998, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: This collection presents a new generation of Egyptian women writers whose work began to emerge in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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Product Description: Gilgamesh: A Reader provides 25 interpretative essays on the epic that stands at the dawn of literature. This collection is designed to enrich the reader's background with selections from experts on Near Eastern literature; to draw connections between Gilgamesh and other literature with interdisciplinary selections; to enliven interest in the world's oldest epic; and to stimulate thought and discussion...read more
By John Maier (editor)

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9780865163492 | Bolchazy Carducci Pub, July 1, 1997, cover price $59.00 | About this edition: Gilgamesh: A Reader provides 25 interpretative essays on the epic that stands at the dawn of literature.

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9780865163393 | Bolchazy Carducci Pub, January 1, 1998, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: Gilgamesh: A Reader provides 25 interpretative essays on the epic that stands at the dawn of literature.

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Sumerian, the oldest language known, is represented by hundreds of thousands of clay tablets inscribed in the cuneiform writing system. Most of the tablets are devoted to mundane matters -- ration lists, annual accounts, deeds, contracts -- but a substantial number contain examples of perhaps the earliest poetry extant. In this volume, the eminent Assyriologist Thorkild Jacobsen presents translations of some of these ancient poems, including a number of compositions that have never before been published in translation."this elegantly written work is a basic resource for the full understanding of early Mesopotamia. It includes translations of the Cylinders of Gudea and other poems that have been accessible only in outdated versions". -- Daniel Snell, author of Life in the Ancient Near East, 3100-322 B.C.E."What a wonderful bouquet; a gift to us all from a master Sumeriologist, a singer of human achievement, and a lover of words. Jacobsen needs no introduction and this work is special, and should be found in the home of all human and literate persons. It gives access to the mind of ancient Mesopotamia in a manner rarely duplicated heretofore.... Jacobsen has chosen widely from Sumer's rich literature -- myth, epics, hymns, boasts, epithalamia, love songs, lamentations, fables -- nad has presented us with perspective renderings". -- Jack M. Sasson, Religious Studies Review

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9780300039061 | Yale Univ Pr, November 1, 1987, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Sumerian, the oldest language known, is represented by hundreds of thousands of clay tablets inscribed in the cuneiform writing system.

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9780300072785, titled "The Harps That Once: Sumerian Poetry in Translation" | Reprint edition (Yale Univ Pr, September 1, 1997), cover price $32.00

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Product Description: More than 500 years before the Odyssey and the Iliad, before the biblical books of Genesis or Job, masters of the epic lived and wrote on the Mediterranean coast. The Ugaritic tablets left behind by these master scribes and poets were excavated in the second quarter of the twentieth century from the region of modern Syria and Lebanon, and are brought to life here in contemporary English translations by five of the best known scholars in the field...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Edward L. Greenstein (trans), Theodore J. Lewis (trans), David Marcus (trans), Simon B. Parker (editor) and Mark S. Smith (editor)

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9780788503368 | Scholars Pr, March 1, 1997, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: More than 500 years before the Odyssey and the Iliad, before the biblical books of Genesis or Job, masters of the epic lived and wrote on the Mediterranean coast.

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