Into Gilgamesh

sha nagba imuru ishdi maati
sha kullati idu kalaama hassu

I'm reading the proem to Gilgamesh in the original Akkadian. This is a dream come true. Of course, the book we have is itself a dream come true--cuneiform text, transliteration, and glossary with complete identifications of all forms and occurances. Still spent half-an-hour this evening looking for a shin-stem verbal form, though.

I'm looking forward to seeing how this compares to Homer. The vocabulary is quite rich.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

what version are you working?