"The Epic of Gilgamesh" was written around four-thousand years ago and is the earliest piece of western literature found to date. It originates from the first western civilization known as Mesopotamia. It was originally written on clay tablets and provides us a great window to the past to help us understand Mesopotamian religion, politics, and traditional roles of men and women.
Mesopotamian government was one that was controlled exclusively by a lugal. The lugal was
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and remind people of him securing in a way immortality. This is true in even today's standards. Present day historians, professors, and students continually pull information regarding political and cultural ideas to provide us with a greater understanding of times past. Without Gilgamesh, the world would be clueless to his people and ways of life. Gilgamesh realized the ultimately important goal in life, to leave something behind that will further increase peoples understanding via literature.
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