The Epic of Gilgamesh: Brief Overview

Historical Context: The hero of The Epic of Gilgamesh was centered around a king who reigned over the Sumerian city-state of Uruk (ancient Mesopotamia, Iraq) around 2700 B.C. Long after his death, people worshipped Gilgamesh, renowned as a warrior and builder and widely celebrated for his wisdom and judiciousness. The Epic of Gilgamesh is written in Akkadian, the Babylonians’…