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Insight Seminars: Gilgamesh: The Oldest Book in the World

Saturday, November 16 at 9:30am to 12:00pm

More dates through November 23, 2019

Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid Street, Eugene, OR

King Gilgamesh lived c. 2800 BCE in Mesopotamia; the earliest version of his epic dates from a thousand years before Homer. It deals with the earliest stages of human history: how do human beings relate to animals, the environment, the city, agriculture, sexuality, and the world of gods and goddesses?


  • Andrew George, ed., Epic of Gilgamesh (Penguin) ISBN-13: 978-0140449198
  • Thorkild Jacobson, Treasures of Darkness (Yale U. Pr.) ISBN-13: 978-0300022919
Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Seminar


Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, Continuing and Professional Education

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public, Alumni



$120 general public; $95 OLLI Members


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