The Epic of Gilgamesh


1) identify the time period, author, and any other historical figures associated with the epic

2)clearly identify the author's thesis

3)how is this source biased?

4) given the time period, what are the lasting implications of this document?

5) how honest do you believe the author to be in this document, what historical implications would allow you to refute the work of the author, what historical implications would back up this point?

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That is a lot for one forum answer. I'll take the first one though.

The time written was 2700 b.c.

Author- we are not really sure. This was a long time ago so the ancient authors of these stories and poems are largely anonymous. Some speculate a Babylonian author and editor who called himself Sin-Leqi-Unninni.