Thursday, March 5, 2020

Myths and Legends Workshop: Lecture Series, The Epic of Gilgamesh

Where do our myths and legends come from? The myth of Gilgamesh comes to us via a poem from 4,000 years ago. 

The Epic of Gilgamesh is a 4,000-year-old Mesopotamian poem about a hero who embarks on an arduous quest to find the secret of immortality. Preserved on clay tablets in cuneiform script, it is generally considered to be the earliest great work of literature to survive from the ancient world. In this illustrated lecture, Andrew George, author of a prize-winning translation of the Epic of Gilgamesh, explores four themes related to this Babylonian masterpiece: the archaeology of the poem’s recovery, the reconstruction of its text, the story it tells, and its messages about life and death.
This series has been added to the Spring Dreams Seasonal Reads Program.

More lectures will be added throughout this season.

Have a great and wonderful day.