CLCS 335 Lecture 22

CLCS 335 Lecture 22 - Joseph Martella CLCS 335 Lecture 22...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Joseph Martella CLCS 335 Lecture 22 October 27, 2010 Lecture 22: Gilgamesh - From Sumer (modern Iraq) - 2700 BCE – Gilgamesh’s name appears as King of Uruk - Dad was named lugalbanda - Oral tradition circled stories about him after his death - In 2000 BCE – new King collected all stories of Gilgamesh and combined them into a rough, epic narrative. Over the next 1000 years, it becomes the “standard version of the Gilgamesh story”, what we have now - Gilgamesh goes away from Uruk and sees things, does things, gets things, learns secrets, and then comes back to Uruk. When back, he builds things. - King of Uruk but he is a bad King because he can be, he is 2/3 divine 1/3 mortal. o Mother is Ninsa: goddess, Father Lugalbanda: offspring of god and mortal - People of Uruk pray to gods for help because Gilgamesh is so mean, they give them enkidu. (one that was an animal but then becomes a civilized hunter) o Goes to Uruk, meets Gilgamesh on threshold of bedroom that Gilgamesh is about to go into and sleep with his bride. They wrestle, and come to a standstill, then adopt each other as brothers. (this is demonstrating that Gilgamesh and Enkidu are as close as lovers) o One day Gilgamesh sees something floating in river, asks Enkidu and he says it’s
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

CLCS 335 Lecture 22 - Joseph Martella CLCS 335 Lecture 22...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online