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Epic of Gilgamesh...which translation?

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I believe the translation by David Ferry is the one many families choose, as it either skips or minimizes the section in which the temple prostitute teaches Endiku the ways of love.


We went with an adaptation, "Gilgamesh and Other Babylonian Tales" by Jennifer Westwood. I believe this is out of print, but we didn't have too much trouble finding it used. The questionable scene was left out in this version, but the book also included the bonus of some Babylonian creation and flood myths.


Warmly, Lori D.

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