The Epic of Gilgamesh

Akkadian Cylinder Seal of Adda (c. 2250 B.C.E)

WEEK I: The Epic of Gilgamesh

            Two interesting links to the study of the Gilgamesh epic: an interesting and helpful interactive general Map of the Ancient Near East and a clever site called Write Like a Babylonian which allows you to see your name in a cuneiform monogram!

Ishtar (Inanna) Goddess of Love and Sexuality

Readings and Links

Brown, Arthur, "Storytelling, the Meaning of Life and the Epic of Gilgamesh."
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Kramer, Noah. History Begins at Sumer
___________ Sumerian Mythology
Woolley, C. Leonard. The Sumerians