The epic of Gilgamesh, the king who tried to conquer death - Soraya Field Fiorio
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Gilgamesh was originally written as a Sumerian tale, before being reinterpreted in the Akkadian language around 1800 BCE, with the most well-known version composed in the first millennium BCE. You can hear Gilgamesh read aloud in the Akkadian language here.
For more about Gilgamesh:
Sophus Helle translates the latest version of Gilgamesh, including newly-discovered clay tablets. His translation will be available through Yale University Press in October 2021: https://sophushelle.com/gilgamesh/
For more about Ancient Near Eastern literature, read:
Benjamin Foster, Before the Muses: https://www.eisenbrauns.org/books/titles/978-1-883053-76-5.html
For more about Ancient Near Eastern history:Gwendolyn Leick, Mesopotamia: The Invention of the City: https://www.amazon.com/Mesopotamia-Invention-City-Gwendolyn-Leick/dp/0140265740
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