Stephen Mitchell
This is an ancillary book to the Great Book The Epic of Gilgamesh
Reading Year: 2023
Book # 2
Pages: 199
Suggested By: Will Childress
Translation by Stephen Mitchell
Version: Atria
Date Started: March 1, 2023
Date Finished: March 3, 2023
3h 12m 1s
I started with the Stephen Mitchell translation to read the story straight through.

My Thoughts

This was a fantastic starting point as I had never read The Epic of Gilgamesh before. This is a highly readable version (version as opposed to translation as Stephen Mitchell points out he did not translate it from the original Akkadian but pulled from existing English translations) and one that was easy on the eyes. The other two translations I read showed where tablets were broken and we are missing material, whereas this one read like a novel.

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The Epic of Gilgamesh