Gilgamesh: The Oldest Piece of Literature Known

GENINT 731.359

Osher (50+). In this course, we read and discuss The Epic of Gilgamesh. 


About this course:

Gilgamesh is a remarkable work that has influenced the whole of the ancient Mediterranean world, including the Hebrew bible. In this course, we look at the original text along with the best translations of those text, delving in the human mind of 4200 years ago and see how fantastic such an odyssey is. “Many are the wonders of the world, but none more wonderful that man,” Sophocles wrote. No doubt he read Gilgamesh! And we will too, discussing it as we go.

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