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Gilgamesh Poet

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Data de naixement
c. 2100–1200 BCE
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unknown
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Iraq

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Epic of Gilgamesh a Ancient History (febrer 2021)
Kirconnell: The Journey Begins-2010 a The Well-Educated Mind by Susan Wise-Bauer (febrer 2010)

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The original story of martial love between men. Yes, it's about dealing with death too and it's a fun story, but the Odyssey is much more varied and contains many tropes that are still used today. Nevertheless, because of it predates the Odyssey and it's short, reading Gilgamesh is a high value. In addition, this edition provides solid background material on the history of the development of the epic and like most ancient writings, different parts of it were written and different times and some parts lost--thus, the modern story is at-best a piecing together of these historical documents and making some educated guesses (not to mention the difficulties of translation) as well as couching them in our modern trappings.… (més)
 
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quantum.alex | Hi ha 118 ressenyes més | Nov 18, 2023 |
My favorite part is when they held hands.
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stravinsky | Hi ha 118 ressenyes més | Jul 21, 2023 |
This Penguin Classic, contains the Epic ( or as much as was known in 1999), and the expected explanatory notes and appendices, but also contains differing versions that have been discovered that come from the Sumerian, Babylonian and Akkadian eras.
While not a page turner as such, especially with many missing passages, it is impressive as the first known piece of literature and the depth of story covered. Gilgamesh not only performs heroic deeds, supporting his elevation to a minor deity on his death but also covers the requirements of a good ruler and the meaning to life and death.
Additionally, the pic gives some insight into these ancient civilisations which had such an influence on others, even leading to our own, and makes this a worthwhile read. It is even interesting to see echoes of this epic in Greek mythology as well as the Old Testament.
The Penguin classic with its explanatory notes is recommended, as a reader may overlook some important aspects without them, especially due to the fragmentary nature of the epic.
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Daniel_M_Oz | Hi ha 118 ressenyes més | Jul 19, 2023 |
I can't comment on the translation, this being the only version I've read. It's interesting to read this after having recently read The Odyssey - there are some common elements that stand out, especially the visit to the Underworld and meeting with the spirits of the dead. I would like to do more reading about the links between this, Homer, and the Bible. Gilgamesh meets a man who is the Sumerian Noah - which shows that the Great Flood of Genesis is also present in other traditions.
 
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jonbrammer | Hi ha 118 ressenyes més | Jul 1, 2023 |

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1
També de
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Membres
9,795
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#2,438
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
119
ISBN
124
Llengües
16

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