Myths, Epics, and Hymns from Sumer, Babylonia and Assyria
General Catalog Course Title:
Ancient Mesopotamian Documents and Literature
Terms Offered:
Fall 2014
Fall 2011

 The ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia have left us a rich body of myths, songs, and narrative texts that provide information about numerous aspects of their culture. In this course we will investigate literary, religious, and scholarly texts, to see what these sources tell us about this fascinating ancient civilization. All original texts are read in translation. A visit to the Hearst Museum of Anthropology will enable us to get a first-hand impression of what cuneiform texts look like.


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