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lect april 8 16:30 Today’s ids Gilgamesh Bronze age / iron age Greece Roman empire Today’s music Theme from Gladiator,  First honors section  1431 4-450 Gilgamesh Its significance is not in the epic of Gilgamesh o It is written language rather o Importance of a tool of dominance o 262-263 charts for writing o 3200 bc fertile crescent, china 1500 bc o main focus is ch 12, identifies how some societies develop symbols and  letters that spelled words, and had alphabets o need for accounting of grain, that is where writing first developed, this  need led to a system of numbers,  o some societies developed full symbols for words o have developed writing, have-nots didn’t
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o emergence of written language in the fertile crescent, the modernization of  western civilization later on Epic of Gilgamesh o One of the first literary works of writings,  Sumerians  o First to develop written language, accounting symbols on clay tablets o Date back to 3200 BC, Mesopotamia there was a need to do this Food surpluses, social control, taxes o Oldest thing on the clay tablet was a recipe for beer,  o Idea of writing things down on clay tablets came for sumeria o Eventually had full written language, epic of Gilgamesh written on 12 clay  tablets, Gilgamesh was a real person Clay tablets Urok o Was a king of Urok, Gilgamesh o 2/3 god, 1/3 human, 2700 BC o he is a great man and god and he oppresses his people, then they go ask  Anu for help, the sky god,  Anu Enkidu o Comes down to earth as a rival of Gilgamesh, then loses power when he  has sex with Shamhut,  o Shamhut o Female that Enkidu fucks, leads him into civilization
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Parchment o Eurasia also used parchment, is an animal skin
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2010 for the course ENV S 3 taught by Professor Graves during the Spring '05 term at UCSB.

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