Monday, 4 March 2013

Literary Perspectives on the Individual - Part 2: The Epic of Gilgamesh

Hi All,

The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest literary works we have.

Here some introductory information.


Civilizations - Mesopotamia:

Mesopotamia - the First Civilization on Earth:

Sumerer - Wikipedia (youtube)

Introduction to the Epic of Gilgamesh

Introductory Lecture:

Overview (2 parts):  &

Wikipedia Article:

Gilgamesh Project (in Spanish)

Spark Notes:

Text of Epic of Gilgamesh & Conversion of the Text into Other Media

Official Course Text:
Translation of Gilgamesh by David Ferry (available for $9 from Amazon):

Text of first 11 Tablets:


Full Text (including Tablet 12):

Audio Version of the Story (11 parts):

Animation of the Story (short summary):

Short Movie (summary):

Gilgamesh Modernized Movie:

Music Inspired by the Epic of Gilgamesh: