Where can i find a modern version of the epic of gilgamesh?

Where can i find a modern version of the epic of gilgamesh? Topic: Footnoted writing paper
May 21, 2019 / By Elayne
Question: i just finished writing a paper on it and now i'm doing the footnotes, but its confusing me. please help
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Cherice Cherice | 8 days ago
http://www.scribd.com/search?query=gilga... Check the bibliography or sources on some of these other theses.
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Cherice Originally Answered: Need help on questions from "The epic of Gilgamesh"?
The hero of an epic is typically strong, brave, skilled in arms, charismatic, high born, almost invincible--and mortal. He's probably also handsome, but we're not always told that he is. If he's intelligent, that's icing on the cake, and if he's kind, that's rather unusual. But he IS important or special enough for the gods to take an interest in him--for or against. So far, how does that sound like Gilgamesh? It also sounds like Achilles, Odysseus, Aeneas, Beowulf, and the heroes most non-Western epics. The hero usually (though not always) has a best friend who is very dear to him, and he often turns down the love of a goddess--with varying consequences. He almost always has an opponent, the antagonist, who may be a thoroughly evil person or who may be a gallant warrior who has the misfortune to be on the wrong side--or someone in between. Sometimes (but rarely) the antagonist is nor a person but an abstract force, and in one well-known epic, the antagonist is not one man but a large number of them. An epic usually deals with a conflict. (Well, in some sense, doesn't every work of literature?) But the conflict in an epic usually takes the form of war or a journey/quest, or both. The climax of an epic almost always takes the form of single combat between the hero and the antagonist, and the hero almost always wins--even if he dies in doing so. Now, I think you can see for yourself how well The Epic of Gilgamesh and Gilgamesh himself fit these characteristics. Although Gilgamesh doesn't literally defeat his antagonist, he triumphs over it in a certain way, which I think you'll be able to work out when you get to that point. Does your second question mean what aspects of this particular epic are found in other epics, or what aspects of the epic in general are found in other kinds of literature? For the first, you'll have to have read some other epics to see those features. If it's the second, you can probably see the features of the epic genre in many movies, especially western, crime, and sci-fi/fantasy movies. The outstanding lead character with a faithful sidekick is a familiar figure, as is the confrontation with the villain in the last reel. Shakespeare's tragedies also show many features of the epic, but because they're tragedies and the hero usually has some moral flaw, it's the antagonist who wins that man-to-man fight in the last act. (Think in particular of Macbeth.) It's getting late! I hope this will do!
Cherice Originally Answered: Need help on questions from "The epic of Gilgamesh"?
Being one of the very oldest written tales ever found, Gilgamesh may have influenced the idea of mythical heroes a great deal. Campbell, the scholar of mythology, has a book called The Hero With A Thousand Faces, indicating the similar roots of mythic tales from all over the world. Hercules, Odysseus... For a good example of influences in other literature, compare the Biblical flood story with the flood tale in Gilgamesh.

Ashlee Ashlee
There is a short stop-motion animation by the Quay Brothers called The Epic of Gilgamesh (or the Unnameable little broom) It's a different take on it and quite interesting.
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Zephania Zephania
do not understand approximately such stuff,yet you probably did tell me,in answer to one my questions,that's solid to earnings the fundamentals.I even have,somewhat and nonetheless will, and that is large however the writing of words is with-in you're self.not something must be banished,if written from the heart. Take care,Gary.
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Zephania Originally Answered: Do you really believe in the books of the torah, which are only a bad copy of The Gilgamesh Epic?
Book- singular, and only part of it. I don't think even Jewish scholars- REAL scholars- would argue against the idea that the flood story of Genesis is based on a story in the Gilgamesh epic. In both cases man is to be punished for sinning, both cases it rained seven days and nights, both had a vessel filled with animals to repopulate the earth. Both came to rest on a mountain, both Noah (Torah) and Utnapishtim (Gilgamesh) release doves. Obviously plagiarized, but the rest of the Gilgamesh epic doesn't follow Genesis. However there is another story, The Tower of Babel, that was also plagiarized- from the Sumerian myth of Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta. Both involve the building of a ziggurat, both people are punished for their pride. Both the languages are confounded. The Joseph story could be based on Ramses II campaign into the revolting Canaanite provinces (about 1275 BCE) in which Ramses took Palestinian princes as hostages. In the time shortly before and during the Babylonian captivity, Judeans rewrote their history. Elements pf polytheism were erased (although prior to that the Judeans WERE polytheist). Judeans were the one and only chosen of Yahweh who was the one and only God. Other Israelites punished and scattered- even demonized. This allowed the priests of Yahweh to concentrate all power in their hands concerning the Judeans. All other sects were eliminated- similar to the Christian/Gnostic purges of the first millenium. But what they could not do is elminate all the stories themselves, just obscure their origins. The priests may have taken the Israelite lesson to heart and realized that the best chance to retain their identity was to have ONE unifying religious theme; and one saying that you're people are chosen over all others is a great way to start. It may have just been greed, no need to "share the wealth or power". More likely it was both. The Exodus, patriarch stories are pure myth, as illustrated by the easily proven fact that Canaan was still under Egyptian control during the time of Moses (1200 BCE)- nominally in some parts, but other parts still had garrisons of Egyptian soldiers. So if the Israelites settled in Canaan, they didn't come "out of Egypt", they were still THERE!

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