<i>Gilgamesh and Agga</i>

Bibliographic Information

Other Title
  • Gilgamesh and Agga
  • A Heroic Story

Abstract

Lines 100-106 of Gilgamesh and Agga are usually interpreted as Gilgamesh speaking in retrospect. That is, Gilgamesh is recalling his indebtedness to Agga, and speaks of returning the old favor to him. However, I suggest that this section does not look back upon some past event, but expresses the real situation just after the battle, in which the victor Gilgamesh tells the defeated Agga to become his subject, thus allowing Gilgamesh to portray himself alone as having become the hero with no rival.

Journal

  • Orient

    Orient 45 (0), 61-66, 2010

    The Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan

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Details 詳細情報について

  • CRID
    1390001205502904064
  • NII Article ID
    130005001690
  • DOI
    10.5356/orient.45.61
  • ISSN
    18841392
    04733851
  • Text Lang
    en
  • Data Source
    • JaLC
    • Crossref
    • CiNii Articles
  • Abstract License Flag
    Disallowed

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