Classics36.docx - Winter 2016 Gallucci Classics 36 World of Heroes artedHomework Epic of Gilgamesh Gilgamesh Uruk must read PP 710 PP 61-119 king in

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Winter 2016, GallucciClassics 36: World of Heroes artedHomework: Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh Uruk must read: PP. 7-10 & PP. 61-119king in ancient summer, civilization that lasted 1000 years, modern day Iraqhow a king should treat its people, relationship of heroes, elites, and commoners thespian- named after a greek playwright thespian, actor/actressimportant book within the summerian education,cuneiform tablets, wedged shaped letters, first type of writing in ancient Iraq. Up until the epic was found, the bible was thought to be the oldest book ever, “The Flood”. Discovered in Modern day Iraq in the 19thcentury.Mesopotamia, land between the two rivers, tigress and yuhraties river. History begins around the 3000-2000Before history there is legend. According to the legend, Gilgamesh was the 5thKing after the deluge. This was around 2700B.C. Sumerians were over thrown around 200Main message of the text: A king should take care of his people, the people should pay respect to the king. Recycled during various periods according to the location while keeping it alive. Uruk 4thmillennium B.C. Mask of Humbaba, about 1600, during the period of the Babylonian The story begins with a preface that talks about the King. He was the son of a Goddess. He was 2/3 god and 1/3 human. Begins after he had built the walls to his city. He returns from his trip that changed his life, he wrote his story and it was placed on the entrance of the gates to the city. He was a wonderful warrior and wonderful administrator. His
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