Notes on the Origins of the Epic of Gilgamesh

Pieces of the Gilgamesh story have been found all over Mesopotamia (Meso-Potamia is a word coming from the Greek for "land between rivers" in reference to the Tigris and Euphrates rivers). According to Sumerian myth, Gilgamesh may have been the fifth king to rule after a great deluge, a flood narrative strikingly similar to the … Continue reading Notes on the Origins of the Epic of Gilgamesh

Brief Thoughts on The Trojan Women

Known in Latin as the Troades, Euripides's The Trojan Women was said by Aelian's Varia Historica (published in the third century A.D.) to have been performed for the first time in 415 BC at the 91st Olympiad. Ultimately, he won second place, losing to Xenocles, a now lost Athenian tragedian. The Trojan Women was part three of a group of three tragedies … Continue reading Brief Thoughts on The Trojan Women