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Gilgamesh is the semi-mythic King of Uruk best known from The Epic of Gilgamesh (c.2000-1400 BC) the great Sumerian poetic work which pre-dates Homer’s writing by 1500 years and, therefore, stands as the oldest piece of western literature. Gilgamesh’s father was the Priest-King Lugalbanda and his mother the goddess Ninsun (the Holy Mother... [continue reading]
Literature (from the Latin Littera meaning 'letters’ and referring to an acquaintance with the written word) is the written work of a specific culture, sub-culture, religion, philosophy or the study of such written work which may appear in poetry or in prose. Literature, in the west, originated in Mesopotamia and flourished in Egypt, later in Greece (the... [continue reading]
Mesopotamia (from the Greek, meaning 'between two rivers’) was an ancient region in the eastern Mediterranean bounded in the northeast by the Zagros Mountains and in the southeast by the Arabian Plateau, corresponding to today’s Iraq, mostly, but also parts of modern-day Iran, Syria and Turkey. The 'two rivers' of the name referred... [continue reading]