The Last Quest of Gilgamesh

Frightened by the thought of dying, Gilgamesh braves a series of dangers in an effort to learn the secret of eternal life, but although he meets the survivor of the great flood and is offered a chance at perpetual youth, he never achieves ...

Author: Ludmila Zeman

Publisher: Tundra Books

ISBN: 0887763804

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Frightened by the thought of dying, Gilgamesh braves a series of dangers in an effort to learn the secret of eternal life, but although he meets the survivor of the great flood and is offered a chance at perpetual youth, he never achieves his goal, in a retelling of an episode from the story of Gilgamesh, the world's oldest legend.
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The Revenge of Ishtar

While striving to kill Humbaba, the monster who has attacked the city of Uruk, Gilgamesh spurns the advances of the goddess Ishtar, prompting her revenge, in a retelling of an episode from the story of Gilgamesh, the world's oldest legend

Author: Ludmila Zeman

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ISBN: 0887764363

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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While striving to kill Humbaba, the monster who has attacked the city of Uruk, Gilgamesh spurns the advances of the goddess Ishtar, prompting her revenge, in a retelling of an episode from the story of Gilgamesh, the world's oldest legend
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Accessing the Classics Great Reads for Adults Teens and English Language Learners

The Last Quest of Gilgamesh. Tundra Books, i%l> 1998 (1995). 24pp. FY t 3
Utnapishtim, not unlike Noah, tells Gilgamesh the story of angered gods who sent
a great flood. First, however, they had told Utnapishtim to build an ark and to put
his ...

Author: La Vergne Rosow

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780897899680

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Help readers improve reading skills while stimulating their appreciation and increasing their understanding of great literature. Using a scaffolding approach, this guide leads readers from simple and engaging reads to more challenging texts, and simultaneously cultivates their interest and skills. An invaluable resource for middle and high school, ABE and ESL educators, as well as for readers' advisors. All readers—even those still learning to speak English—can enjoy the delights and benefits of great literature with the help of this motivational and practical book guide. Rosow takes you on a journey through the history of Western literature, beginning with ancient myths and moving to medieval tales and classics of the Renaissance, Romantic Movement, and Modernism. Along the way, she shows you how to give readers easy access to some of the best literature of all time. Scores of collections focus on such ancient and enduring stories as Gilgamesh, Beowulf, the tales of Chaucer; historical masterpieces of William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens; and stellar names of more recent times, such as Virginia Woolf, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, and J.R.R. Tolkien. Each carefully selected collection lists an assortment of titles, ranging in reading level and arranged progressively from simple renditions, such as picture book re-tellings, through more advanced selections and readings where audio versions and simpler formatting support the reader, and on to the most challenging reads. Author profiles and narrative, as well as detailed descriptions of each title provide further insights into the story lines and features of the books; while building a scaffold of reading experience and knowledge to help readers better understand the texts. For example, the Mark Twain collection begins with a brief biographical sketch of the author, followed by descriptions of two illustrated books about the author and two readers' theatre skits based on his work. A collection of Twain's short stories is recommended next, and then several illustrated versions of his novels, and an illustrated edition of Twain's memoir, Life on the Mississippi, which is supported by an audiotape version. Each recommended title is rated as start here, next read, support here, or challenging read; and related reads, and audio and video versions are listed when appropriate. The author also notes author and student favorites, titles with exceptional illustrations, and other features of interest. Focus is on authors and titles of the Western canon that are generally lu2768 le in library collections. Because some of the titles cited are older editions, this is a valuable collection development tool in libraries; as well as an essential resource for readers' advisors, Adult Basic Education, and English as Second Language educators, and young adult educators and librarians. Young adult and adult or Grades 9 and up.
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Story of the World

History for the Classical Child S. Wise Bauer. Review Questions, The Story of
Gilgamesh Was Gilgamesh a good king, or a bad king? ... (RA) The Last Quest of
Gilgamesh, by Ludmila Zeman (Tundra, 1993). Gilgamesh sets out on a quest to
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Author: S. Wise Bauer

Publisher: Peace Hill Press

ISBN: 0971412952

Category: Education

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Provides sample questions and answers, recommended readings, maps, and activities.
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Gilgamesh among Us

The Last Quest of Gilgamesh (1995) is a startlingly faithful retelling of the final
section of the epic with its monsters and complete with Siduri and Utnapishtim. At
the end Ishtar sends a serpent to eat the plant of youth, but the spirit of Enkidu ...

Author: Theodore Ziolkowski

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801463419

Category: Literary Criticism

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The world's oldest work of literature, the Epic of Gilgamesh recounts the adventures of the semimythical Sumerian king of Uruk and his ultimately futile quest for immortality after the death of his friend and companion, Enkidu, a wildman sent by the gods. Gilgamesh was deified by the Sumerians around 2500 BCE, and his tale as we know it today was codified in cuneiform tablets around 1750 BCE and continued to influence ancient cultures—whether in specific incidents like a world-consuming flood or in its quest structure—into Roman times. The epic was, however, largely forgotten, until the cuneiform tablets were rediscovered in 1872 in the British Museum's collection of recently unearthed Mesopotamian artifacts. In the decades that followed its translation into modern languages, the Epic of Gilgamesh has become a point of reference throughout Western culture. In Gilgamesh among Us, Theodore Ziolkowski explores the surprising legacy of the poem and its hero, as well as the epic’s continuing influence in modern letters and arts. This influence extends from Carl Gustav Jung and Rainer Maria Rilke's early embrace of the epic's significance—"Gilgamesh is tremendous!" Rilke wrote to his publisher's wife after reading it—to its appropriation since World War II in contexts as disparate as operas and paintings, the poetry of Charles Olson and Louis Zukofsky, novels by John Gardner and Philip Roth, and episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Xena: Warrior Princess. Ziolkowski sees fascination with Gilgamesh as a reflection of eternal spiritual values—love, friendship, courage, and the fear and acceptance of death. Noted writers, musicians, and artists from Sweden to Spain, from the United States to Australia, have adapted the story in ways that meet the social and artistic trends of the times. The spirit of this capacious hero has absorbed the losses felt in the immediate postwar period and been infused with the excitement and optimism of movements for gay rights, feminism, and environmental consciousness. Gilgamesh is at once a seismograph of shifts in Western history and culture and a testament to the verities and values of the ancient epic.
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The Hero s Quest and the Cycles of Nature

Utnapishtim tells Gilgamesh that the flower that he seeks is in a faraway place, so
Gilgamesh must continue his quest. Gilgamesh partakes on the final part of his
journey alone into unchartered nature, where he eventually finds the flower he ...

Author: Rachel S. McCoppin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476625751

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This examination of the heroic journey in world mythology casts the protagonist as a personification of nature—a “botanical hero” one might say—who begins the quest in a metaphorical seed-like state, then sprouts into a period of verdant strength. But the hero must face a mythic underworld where he or she contends with mortality and sacrifice—embracing death as a part of life. For centuries, humans have sought superiority over nature, yet the botanical hero finds nothing is lost by recognizing that one is merely a part of nature. Instead, a cyclical promise of continuous life is realized, in which no element fully disappears, and the hero’s message is not to dwell on death.
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Mythical Journeys Legendary Quests

Gilgamesh: The. Quest. for. Immortality. (Sumeria). Origin A cycle of epic tales
describing the adventures of Gilgamesh originated in Sumeria, the Tigris/
Euphrates region of the Middle East, nowadays known as Iraq. The hero was
said to have ...

Author: Moyra Caldecott

Publisher: Mushroom eBooks

ISBN: 9781843195184

Category: Literary Collections

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One of the most persistent themes in myth and legend from the world's many cultures is the story of the journey - the quest. In Mythical Journeys, Legendary Quests, Moyra Caldecott shows the connection between the sacred, mythic journeys as found in legend and story and the real journey of the individual soul towards enlightenment. This perennial quest for reassurance in the face of human mortality is spread as wide as our existence on the planet and throughout history. Indeed Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell have shown us that myth and legend are not just fantasy tales for children. They are powerful expressions, in code, of a deep yearning towards an understanding of human existence. Moyra Caldecott has selected material from many cultures to illustrate this: from ancient Egypt and Sumeria to aboriginal Australia, pre-Columbian America, Vietnam, India, Africa and Europe. For each legend she provides background on its origin and detailed analysis of its meaning and significance.
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Sindbad s Secret

Retells the legend of Sindbad the sailor from the Arabian nights tales, as during his last voyage he becomes enslaved and must rely on a baby elephant to lead him back to his true love.

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Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)

ISBN: 9781770492653

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Retells the legend of Sindbad the sailor from the Arabian nights tales, as during his last voyage he becomes enslaved and must rely on a baby elephant to lead him back to his true love.
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Read Alouds and Primary Sources

from The Last Quest of Gilgamesh ( retold by Ludmila Zeman ) The Last Quest of
Gilgamesh is the story of a king ' s search for the secret of immortality . In the
earlier part of the story , Gilgamesh loses his best friend Enkidu and his wife ...

Author: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers, Incorporated

Publisher: Scott Foresman

ISBN: 0328037818

Category: Geography

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This collection of primary source documents and authentic literature helps students develop an eyewitness perspective as they read historical journals, letters, and speeches and examine documents from our nation's history.
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Economics of Good and Evil

How has he done it? By arguing a simple, almost heretical proposition: economics is ultimately about good and evil. In The Economics of Good and Evil, Sedlacek radically rethinks his field, challenging our assumptions about the world.

Author: Tomas Sedlacek

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199831904

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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Tomas Sedlacek has shaken the study of economics as few ever have. Named one of the "Young Guns" and one of the "five hot minds in economics" by the Yale Economic Review, he serves on the National Economic Council in Prague, where his provocative writing has achieved bestseller status. How has he done it? By arguing a simple, almost heretical proposition: economics is ultimately about good and evil. In The Economics of Good and Evil, Sedlacek radically rethinks his field, challenging our assumptions about the world. Economics is touted as a science, a value-free mathematical inquiry, he writes, but it's actually a cultural phenomenon, a product of our civilization. It began within philosophy--Adam Smith himself not only wrote The Wealth of Nations, but also The Theory of Moral Sentiments--and economics, as Sedlacek shows, is woven out of history, myth, religion, and ethics. "Even the most sophisticated mathematical model," Sedlacek writes, "is, de facto, a story, a parable, our effort to (rationally) grasp the world around us." Economics not only describes the world, but establishes normative standards, identifying ideal conditions. Science, he claims, is a system of beliefs to which we are committed. To grasp the beliefs underlying economics, he breaks out of the field's confines with a tour de force exploration of economic thinking, broadly defined, over the millennia. He ranges from the epic of Gilgamesh and the Old Testament to the emergence of Christianity, from Descartes and Adam Smith to the consumerism in Fight Club. Throughout, he asks searching meta-economic questions: What is the meaning and the point of economics? Can we do ethically all that we can do technically? Does it pay to be good? Placing the wisdom of philosophers and poets over strict mathematical models of human behavior, Sedlacek's groundbreaking work promises to change the way we calculate economic value.
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Equality The Quest for the Happy Marriage

The shadow recommends that he get permission from the sun-god who is also
responsible for the “Land of the Living,” and who finally approves and “promises
to immobilize the seven weather demons.” Gilgamesh and his shadow then “
cross ...

Author: Tim Kellis

Publisher: Tim Kellis

ISBN: 9780979984808

Category: Man-woman relationships

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Author Tim Kellis takes you on a journey through time to not only help you discover yourself but understand how to build and keep a lifelong happy, healthy, harmonious, loving, affectionate, intimate marriage. The journey on which you are about to embark includes a trip through history, where the most significant lessons civilization has learned are used to demonstrate not only the way to set up a positive relationship, but the causes of that relationship turning negative.
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Canadian Children s Books

Works FOR CHILDREN Gilgamesh the King ( Montreal : Tundra , 1992 ) . ... In
three picture books , Gilgamesh the King , The Revenge of Ishtar , and The Last
Quest of Gilgamesh , Ludmila Zeman has selected and adapted important
episodes ...

Author: Raymond E. Jones

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015058207377

Category: Literary Criticism

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For most of this country's history, Canadian children's literature, with the exception of such notable authors as Charles G.D. Roberts, Ernest Thompson Seton, L.M. Montgomery, and Grey Owl (Archibald Belaney), was not a 'growth industry'. British and American books were readily available andhad already achieved approval in the centres of intellect or fashion. More recently, however, with a larger and more diverse population and with the support of numerous publishers specializing in the field and a growing list of annual awards to honour excellence in both writing and illustrating,Canadian children's books have become an important part of our ongoing literary culture. Canadian authors and illustrators, from Farley Mowat and Mordecai Richler to Gordon Korman, Monica Hughes, William Kurelek, and Dennis Lee, have become among our best-known cultural exports.In Canadian Children's Books, Professors Raymond Jones and Jon Stott provide teachers, librarians, and other educators, parents and relatives, and students of children and of children's literature with a comprehensive and detailed examination of this now rich field. Each of the 133 entries onauthors and illustrators presents factual and critical information along multiple dimensions. In addition to authors and illustrators of historical and contemporary importance in the English mainstream, creators of ethnic, Aboriginal, and French-Canadian origin also are included. There arerepresentatives of regions--the North, the East, the West, and the rest between--and of all genres: retold folktales and myths, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, sports, wilderness adventure, animal epic, chapter books, picture books, poetry, stories for reluctant readers. Appendices list thewinners of the major English-Canadian children's book awards and sources for further reading.
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Middle Ground

Group 3 : HKG , Tablets 9–10 , including " Gilgamesh Sets Out to Find the Secret
of Eternal Life ” ( 32–34 ) and “ Gilgamesh Crosses the Waters of Death " ( 35–49
) ; The Last Quest of Gilgamesh ( Zeman ) . Group 4 : HKG , Tablet 11 , “ The ...

Author: Sheryl L. Finkle

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UOM:39076002784408

Category: Education

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Provides a review of the theory and practice of teaching Middle Eastern literature and includes coverage of the principles for selecting quality texts and activities, lessons, and support materials for various print and nonprint texts.
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Gilgamesh the Hero

A retelling, based on seventh-century B.C. Assyrian clay tablets, of the wanderings and adventures of the god king, Gilgamesh, who ruled in ancient Mesopotamia (now Iraq) in about 2700 B.C., and of his faithful companion, Enkidu.

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Publisher: Eerdmans Young Readers

ISBN: 0802852629

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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A retelling, based on seventh-century B.C. Assyrian clay tablets, of the wanderings and adventures of the god king, Gilgamesh, who ruled in ancient Mesopotamia (now Iraq) in about 2700 B.C., and of his faithful companion, Enkidu.
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Thematic Guide to World Mythology

The quest motif is central to countless tales of heroic action, and therefore stories
of perilous journeys undertaken in pursuit of ... Indeed, Gilgamesh recounts the
adventures of a hero who embarks on two related quests whose objectives and ...

Author: Lorena Laura Stookey

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313315051

Category: Social Science

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Examines reoccurring themes and patterns in the mythologies of many ancient and modern cultures.
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Comparative Religious Ethics

The Quest and the life journey In Chapter 3 we suggested that a cross-cultural
understanding of virtue – of what it means to be a ... Here we can further explore
this suggestion by comparing the quest of Gilgamesh (from ancient Babylonian ...

Author: Darrell J. Fasching

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444396129

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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This popular textbook has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect recent global developments, whilst retaining its unique and compelling narrative-style approach. Using ancient stories from diverse religions, it explores a broad range of important and complex moral issues, resulting in a truly reader-friendly and comparative introduction to religious ethics. A thoroughly revised and expanded new edition of this popular textbook, yet retains the unique narrative-style approach which has proved so successful with students Considers the ways in which ancient stories from diverse religions, such as the Bhagavad Gita and the lives of Jesus and Buddha, have provided ethical orientation in the modern world Updated to reflect recent discussions on globalization and its influence on cross-cultural and comparative ethics, economic dimensions to ethics, Gandhian traditions, and global ethics in an age of terrorism Expands coverage of Asian religions, quest narratives, the religious and philosophical approach to ethics in the West, and considers Chinese influences on Thich Nhat Hanh’s Zen Buddhism, and Augustine’s Confessions Accompanied by an instructor’s manual (coming soon, see www.wiley.com/go/fasching) which shows how to use the book in conjunction with contemporary films
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Canadian Book Review Annual

Recommended . Jean Pilutti 6107 Zeman , Ludmila . The Last Quest of
Gilgamesh . Montreal : Tundra Books , 1995.24p . The Epic of Gilgamesh , Book
3. illus . $ 19.95 . ISBN 0-88776-328-6 . CCIP . DDC jC813.54 . ( Ages 8-12 )
6106 Yerxa ...

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The Epic of Gilgamesh

Shortly after the grief - stricken Gilgamesh begins his quest , he is received in the
cottage of the hospitable Siduri . It is she who answers the epic ' s thematic
question : " What is best for us to do ? ” The answer is not the Christian “ other ...

Author: Danny P. Jackson

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 0865163529

Category: Poetry

Page: 100

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-- 15 original woodcut illustrations -- 18 photographs of ancient artifacts This edition aims to reanimate the story of Gilgamesh and Enkidu for modern readers. The poetic rendition brings words to life through indelible images. A learned and lucid historical and cultural introduction fills in background for the narrative. An interpretative essay reviews the themes of Gilgamesh and their echoes in other literature. The total is a new edition that delights, informs, and stimulates readers to a new appreciation of this age-old tale.
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