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Getting the books HIS 246, Fall 2014

All of these books are available via the Lehman College Bookstore or through online retailers. If you get the books online make sure you get the right edition and that you allow enough time for shipping before we start meeting.

The textbook is also available as a Kindle e-book.

The Textbook
Gilgamesh
The Clouds

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Make sure you get the right edition, especially if you're buying a used copy. The second edition of the textbook is new and the page numbers will not match up with earlier editions.

I strongly recommend the Andrew George edition of Gilgamesh because he translated directly from the source. It also has a useful introduction. If you get another edition, make sure it is based on the Standard Version of the epic. There is not a good version online, so you're best off with the Penguin.

The Clouds itself is widely available, but we'll also be working with the translator's annotations and interpretations, so you'll want to get this version if possible. Another possibility (used previously for this class) is the translation by Marie Marianetti, ISBN: 978-0-761-80588-5.

All are available from Lehman College Bookstore, either in person or online. (The website URL for the bookstore is http://www.lehmancollege.bkstr.com .)