Robert D. Biggs

Robert D. Biggs Robert D. Biggs is a professor of Assyriology with The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, editor of the Journal of Near Eastern Studies since 1971 and associate editor of The Assyrian Dictionary since 1964. He is widely published in the area of ancient Near Eastern studies; has translated cuneiform texts and inscriptions; and has participated in excavations of Near Eastern sites for The Oriental Institute, the Institute of Fine Arts of the Metropolitan Museum and the British Archaeological Expedition.

Robert D. Biggs's Books

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  • The Epic of Gilgamesh: Second Edition

    Author: Danny P. Jackson   Introduction: Robert D. Biggs   Appreciation: James G. Keenan
    Product Code: 3529
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-352-2

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    The longing stretch toward the infinite . . . the reluctant embrace of the temporal. This is the eternal lot of mankind. This is The Epic of Gilgamesh. Our revised 2nd edition of mankind's first epic features a lucid historical and cultural introduction by Dr. Robert D. Biggs, a new interpretive essay on the themes of Gilgamesh by Dr. James G. Keenan and their echoes in other literature, and the ancient world as well as original illustrations.