Gilgamesh at Georgetown

Lecture on Gilgamesh for the course “Ancient Mythology” with Claire Catenaccio

Georgetown, September 27, 2023

Download the PowerPoint here.

Find the most updated edition of the epic at the Electronic Babylonian Literature project.

Order a copy of the book here.

Find my other academic writings about Gilgamesh here

Read the Twitter thread I wrote for the 150th anniversary of its rediscovery here.

Links for further reading

Recordings of how Babylonian literature may have been pronounced: BAPLAR.

Introductions to the ancient Near East: Marc Van De Mieroop, Benjamin and Karen Foster.

Overview of the epic’s modern reception: Gilgamesh Among Us, Theodore Ziolkowski

An example of modern Arabic poetry responding to the epic: Gilgamesh’s Snake, Ghareeb Iskander