This is the first of a two part post on Gilgamesh. I recommend the David Ferry version.
The earliest epic we have enough of to reconstruct, … 783 more words
The Epic of Gilgamesh, an ancient Mesopotamian poem, is generally considered to be history’s first great work of literature. Consisting of a series of poems transmitted orally and in writing over time, the story was eventually compiled into one combined epic, with the oldest combined version dating to 1,800 years BCE. 607 more words
By: Kathryn S
I think that in ancient times, people might want immortality, but in time they understand that they can’t have it. Gilgamesh the King realizes they it is not a human’s right to have immortality, after failing the test that Ut’natpishtim gives him. 69 more words
This is the fourth in a series of posts about epic literature in the ancient world. This post focuses on the various conventions epic poetry from a structural and writing perspective as well as some major issues and topics that consistently recur in ancient epic literature. 1,687 more words