Analysis Of ' The Epic Of Gilgamesh '

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WLIT 113
March 14, 2016
Translation Comparison Gilgamesh The Epic of Gilgamesh has been read and reviewed/ critiqued by numerous authors. I took the articles’ ‘Angiology in the Epic of Gilgamesh’ by Th. Jacobson, and compared it to Benjamin Fosters ‘A New edition of the Epic of Gilgamesh’ These two articles both critique the writings of The Epic of Gilgamesh but in different ways. Foster’s article is a critique on a critique that has been written about The Epic of Gilgamesh, where as Jacobson critiques the epic itself, so we are shown two different types of views within in these texts.

Benjamin R. Foster compliments the articles that A.R. George critiqued. The article mostly focuses on admiring the works of George. Foster refers to it being in the category of one of the most important writings. “No other text edition in history of Assyriology can compare with this. We now have a reliable text of what remains of The Epic of Gilgamesh for the first time we can hope that the usual flurry of clever and sometimes forced and fantastic new readings that often follow a new text edition will be smaller than usual” (pg. 59) said Foster. He also expresses how he feels about Georges work and mentions the fact that Georges writing was extraordinary to him, he could tell the true devotion of his writing.

Foster also informs readers that some new sources found in the epic of Gilgamesh were exported illegally from Iraq, and it made people question/ raised up a moral…
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