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Poems of Heaven and Hell from Ancient MesopotamiaAcknowledgments
Plan of Babylon
Introduction to The Babylonian Creation
The Babylonian Creation
Note on The Sumerian Underworld
Introduction to Inanna's Journey to Hell
Inanna's Journey to Hell
Introduction to Adapa: the Man
Note on a Prayer to the Gods of Night
A Prayer to the Gods of Night
Glossary of Names

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For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Poems of Heaven and Hell from Ancient MesopotamiaAcknowledgments
Plan of Babylon
Introduction to The Babylonian Creation
The Babylonian Creation
Note on The Sumerian Underworld
Introduction to Inanna's Journey to Hell
Inanna's Journey to Hell
Introduction to Adapa: the Man
Note on a Prayer to the Gods of Night
A Prayer to the Gods of Night
Glossary of Names

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