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07-24-2011, 09:36 PM
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"Along with Gilgamesh's wisdom the prologue emphasizes his role as a builder:: "He built the ramparts of Urek-the-Sheepfold" the poet says. "View its parapet that none could copy.... Survey its foundations, examine the brickwork." He then described Urek's four regions (houses, date grove, clay pit and temple precinct), using the very words of Gilgamesh using the very words of Gilgamesh to Ur-shanabi that forms the epics concluding lines."
here's the key::
"The poet and his audience knew that Uruk had been established long before Gilgamesh's day and the foundations of the great wall were laid by
"the Seven Sages", primeval wise men who first taught the arts of culture to humanity, long before the Flood. So it is not supposed here that Gilgamesh was the walls first builder, instead he has repaired and rebuilt the ancient wall no doubt enlarging it in the process. This was a major form of royal public works. 。。。。。。。。
＞＞＞＞monuments that have to be maintained and repaired"
The Buried Book the loss and rediscovery of the great epic of Gilgamesh
by David Damrosch
From stone tablets to html code, it's not lost on me.
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