Episode 43 - The Epic of Gilgamesh
Two friends and academics recap classic literature and take it off its pedestal. In our forty-third episode, we go back to ancient epics and probably the earliest text we can cover on this show: the Epic of Gilgamesh (circa 2100-1200 BC). In this episode, Daniel finds religion, Abby repents her punning ways, we see a glorious return of MeasuringWorth, and our hosts make way for the real star of the show: semi-standardised cubits.
Cover art © Catherine Wu.
Episode Themes: Bach, 'Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, VI. Gigue'; Baligh Hamdi 'Hobb Eih' on Arabic oud.
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