SASA Master Class: Gilgamesh Flood Story
Time & Location
About the Event
Previous participation and previous knowledge not required.
This session is run by Dr Martin Worthington, an Assyriologist at Trinity College Dublin. In the session we will be reading the Flood story in the eleventh Tablet (i.e. chapter) of the Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic.
During the session, Dr Worthington will be guiding you through some of the tangles in the story, and explaining a ‘trick’ in the original Babylonian wording. He has presented his theory in the book Ea’s Duplicity in the Gilgamesh Flood Story (Routledge, 2019), widely featured in international media as the first example of ‘fake news’ in world history.
Participants will recieve links to our Live Syllabus where readings and discussions are posted in the confirmation email after registration.