015 – The Epic of Gilgamesh


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: In our first literature episode on “The Heritage Podcast,” we follow in the footsteps of history‚Äôs oldest hero: Gilgamesh of Uruk. Beginning with a discussion of the epic poem, we then read what is probably the oldest work of literary fiction: a story of adventure, friendship, death, and the meaning of life. We practice basic literary criticism to see what the ancient Sumerians had to say about these timeless themes.

Comments (2)

  1. Cheri

    I love this Epic. Thanks so much for you time and effort with this podcast. I’m really enjoying it.

    1. Will Webb (Post author)

      Thank you! I love the Gilgamesh story, too! And thanks for listening!


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