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Definition(s):

  • (n) a legendary Sumerian king who was the hero of an epic collection of mythic stories

News

  • Linguistic maze's triumph, tragedy

    If George Smith, the 19th-century Assyriologist, supposedly stripped and ran screaming with excitement through the British Museum upon finally translating the Epic of Gilgamesh, what might happen with a translation exponentially more difficult?
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

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  • "The symphony is typical Dvořák: classical structure, fresh and charming, full of folk tunes and beautiful melodies," Netopil says. "Gilgamesh is a very deep and sensitive work, a meditation on life and death, not quite a cantata or an...
    on Sep 10, 2009 By: Tomáš Netopil Source: Prague Post

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