Sophus explains the most famous piece of literature from ancient Iraq: the Epic of Gilgamesh. He guides us through the many meanings that have been found in it, from antiquity to the present day. Why does it fascinate us, and what can it offer us?
2:21 about the Gilgamesh Epic
6:38 what Gilgamesh meant in antiquity
9:39 meanings in the modern world
15:51 what Gilgamesh has meant for Iraqis in particular
22:21 Sophus’s new book, and a reading from his translation
Sophus’s website: https://sophushelle.com/
Music by Ruba Hillawi