Ancient History

Ancient History

This page will be updated as I progress through my reading.

General Books:

The History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer (for a general overview of the ancient time period) – link to my review

The Chronological Study Bible – New King James Version

Epoch 1 books:

From Distant Days: Myths, Tales, and Poetry of Ancient Mesopotamia (translated by Benjamin R. Foster) – a nice collection of some of the most important ancient Mesopotamian literature

The Epic of Gilgamesh (Norton Critical Edition, translated by Benjamin R. Foster)

The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw – an overview of Egyptian history, with a focus on archaeological findings

Epoch 1 Assignments:

1. Chronological Bible: Introduction and Epoch 1 (Genesis 1-11) – through page 17 – link to my notes

2. The History of the Ancient World: Chapters 1-16  – link to my notes on Mesopotamia (part one and part two)

3. From Distant Days: through page 177; 221-271; 331-354 – links to notes on: The Enuma Elish

3. The Epic of Gilgamesh – all

4.  The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt: through page 147