GADOTTI, A. ‘Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Netherworld’ and the Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycle. Berlin: Walter De Gruyter, 2014, XV + 357 p. – ISBN 9781614517085.
Providing a new perspective on the Sumerian Gilgamesh stories, Alhena Gadotti argues that a Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycle was developed as early as Ur III, and that Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Netherworld was the first, not the last story of this cycle. Prompted by several texts that have come to light since Aaron Shaffer’s 1963 publication of the text, this book offers a new edition and a re-examination of the composition. Alhena Gadotti is Professor at Towson University, Towson, MD, USA.