This is a steal, folks – especially if you can work in Akkadian. But even if not, Andrew George’s magisterial work on the Gilgamesh Epic is a must. It’s the most current scholarship on the original cuneiform text. The file features tablet transcriptions, transliteration, translation, and critical commentary on all that.
If you look this up on Amazon it’s $450. Here it is free.
Thanks for the information. This shows the real promise of the internet, true scholarship freely (legally) available to the masses. I’ve never studied Akkadian, but who knows? At age 68 this might be the start of a new adventure.
Awesome. Thanks for the heads-up 🙂