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Title: Myths of Babylonia and Assyria
Author: Donald A. Mackenzie
Release Date: September 5, 2005 [EBook #16653]
Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1
*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK MYTHS OF BABYLONIA AND ASSYRIA ***
VI .1.SI LVER VASE DEDI CATED TO TH E GOD NI N-GIRSU BY EN TEMENA
VI .2.STEL E OF NARAM SI N
VI I .1.STATUE OF GUDEA
VI I .2."TH E SEVEN TABL ETS OF CREATI ON"
VI I .3.MERODACH SETS FORTH TO ATTACK TI AM AT
This volume deals wi th the myths and legends of Babyl onia and Assyri a, and as these reflect the civilization in which they developed, a historical narrative has been pr ovided, beginning with the earl y Sumerian Age and concl uding with the periods of the Per sian and Grecian Empires. Over thirt y cent ur ies of human
Duri ng thi s vast int er val of ti me the cultural influences emanati ng from the Ti gr o- Euphrates valley reached far-di st ant shor es along the int er sect ing avenues of trade, and in consequence of the peri odic and wi despread mi gr at ions of peoples who had acquired direct ly or indi rect ly the leaveni ng el ements of Mesopotami an ci vi lization. Even at the pr esent day traces survive in Europe of the earl y cultural impress of
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