Book Review: “L’Epopea di Gilgames”

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By N.K.Sandars

Gilgamesh, the king of Uruk, part God and part man. His stories are probably the oldest example of a literary hero, preceding the deeds described by Homer in the Odyssey by over a thousand years. Yet there are many similarities of this Sumerian hero, with even some biblical passages, first of all that of the Flood. Gilgamesh ends his journey as a defeated hero but enriched by the countless events he has faced. Equally fascinating is the archaeological discovery of the Sumerian tablets on which the narrative cycle is engraved.

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Alessandro Attanasi

Engineering Manager at PTV Group for Real-Time mobility. PhD in physics with passion in Computer Science, Statistics, ML/AI. Motto: “Never stop learning”