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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 contem 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. Included are the major narrative poems, "Kirta," "Aqhat," and "Baal," in addition to ten shorter texts, newly translated with transcriptions from photographs using the latest techniques in the photography of epigraphic materials (sample plate included).


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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 contem 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. Included are the major narrative poems, "Kirta," "Aqhat," and "Baal," in addition to ten shorter texts, newly translated with transcriptions from photographs using the latest techniques in the photography of epigraphic materials (sample plate included).

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  1. 5 out of 5

    David

    This is a good book for those interested in the literature of the Ancient Near East. Parker has translated the Ugaritic epic poetry which provides much information to what the Canaanite religious life was like. The major epics of Dan'el, Keret, Aquat, and the Baal and Anat saga are all here. This is a good book for those interested in the literature of the Ancient Near East. Parker has translated the Ugaritic epic poetry which provides much information to what the Canaanite religious life was like. The major epics of Dan'el, Keret, Aquat, and the Baal and Anat saga are all here.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kolby Pinkston

    excellent resource for translating Ugaritic texts. However, this book seems to average about two typos a page.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Philip Ryan

    Excellent resource for Ugaritic studies. It includes the transliteration of the texts so you can see how the translator arrived at his interpretation.

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