Gilgamesh: "Dated and Confusing"

One of the many horses I’ve fallen off this year is Gilgamesh, so in an attempt to inspire myself to get back on I took a turn through Technorati and found these two gems.

In the tradition of David Lassman, Aussie Tim Stearne decided to send the first tablet of the Epic of Gilgamesh to some publishers for consideration. His submission was universally rejected—one respondent called it “dated and confusing”—but he did get some helpful advice about the benefits of using a word processor instead of clay tablets.

And for your listening pleasure, here is an excerpt from Gilgamesh accompanied by a reconstruction of a Mesopotamian “Lyre of Ur.” Totally cool or incredibly geeky—you decide!

video via Diario de Tepintzin


2 comments on “Gilgamesh: "Dated and Confusing"

  1. Stefanie says:

    Not a very inspiring recitation, but the lyre itself was pretty.

  2. Sylvia says:

    Yes, she only seems alive during the part about a man giving his wife pleasure in his embrace… 😀

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