Epic of Gilgamesh

Open House | The Epic of Gilgamesh, with Jacqueline Vayntrub

Our Open House series of 2016 started with a visit from Jacqueline Vayntrub, who is NECL Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard, 2015–2016, as the visiting scholar. The discussion topic was The Epic of Gilgamesh, with the focus on ‘The Search for Everlasting Life’ (section 4 in the edition linked). Bitterly Gilgamesh wept for his friend Enkidu; he wandered over the wilderness as a hunter, he roamed over the plains; in his… Read more

Book Club | January: The Epic of Gilgamesh

I will proclaim to the world the deeds of Gilgamesh. This was the man to whom all things were known; this was the king who knew the countries of the world.  He was wise,  he saw  mysteries and knew secret things, he brought us a tale of the days before the  flood.  He went on a long journey, was weary,  worn-out with labor, returning he rested, he engraved on a… Read more