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Gilgamesh is an ancient Sumerian epic, and is one of the oldest stories in history.  It is based on the exploits of a hero named Gilgamesh, who was part god and part mortal.  Also, this epic contains a tale of an ancient flood.


 Call Numbers for Searching the Shelves


  • BL1060
  • CB245
  • DS71 to DS72
  • PJ3771


Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Bottero, Jean.Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia. 2001.

                        Call Number: DS71 .B65 2001

  • Cunningham, Lawrence. Culture and Values, 5th Edition. (Vol.1). 2002.

                     Call Number: CB245 .C86 2002

  • Heidel, Alexander. The Gilgamesh Epic  and Old Testament Parallels. 1963.

                    Call Number: PJ3771 .G6 H4 1963

  • Kluger, Rivkah. The Archetypal Significance of Gilgamesh: A Modern Ancient Hero. 1991.

                     Call Number: PJ3771 .G6 K58 1991

  • Leeming, David. Jealous Gods, Chosen People. 2004.

                      Call Number: BL1060 .L43 2004

  • Sandars, N. K. The Epic of Gilgamesh: An English Version with an Introduction. 1972.

                    Call Number: PJ3771 .G5 E5 1972

  • Tigay, Jeffrey H. The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic. 1982.

                   Call Number: PJ3771 .G6 T5 1982


LINNCWeb online catalog – Search Term

  • Gilgamesh (Keyword)


Reference Materials

  • Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism  -  Call Number: REF PA3003 .C56 

o   Vol. 3, pgs. 301-375

  • Epics for Students  -  Call Number: REF PN56 .E65 E67

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 135-167

  • Masterplots: Revised Second Edition  -  Call Number: REF PN44 .M33 1996

o   Vol. 5,  pgs. 2536-2539

  • Philip, Neil. Myths and Legends. 1999. -  Call Number: REF BL311 .P46 1999

○    Pgs. 7-11, 18-19


Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Ancient World History
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega


This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, VCC East’s online card catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.



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Valencia College East Campus Library

Last Revised on February 15, 2007




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