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This edition: The Epic of Gilgamesh





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Episode Details

The first known human story is the story of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk. Images of real artifacts from ancient Iraq mix with beautiful illustrations, dance, and costume to tell his story of astounding adventures and the most intimate experiences. Featured speakers include Assyriologist Ben Foster of Yale University, comic book illustrator Jim Starlin, and poet and playwright Yusef Komunyakaa.

Guest List

Ben Foster Assyriologist

Yusef Komunyakaa Poet/Playwright

Jim Starlin Comic Book Illustrator

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  • Friday, June 22 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am
  • The Odyssey
  • Wednesday, June 27 - 12:00pm, 9:30pm
  • Friday, June 29 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, June 30 - 10:00am
  • The Bacchae
  • Wednesday, July 4 - 12:00pm
  • Friday, July 6 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, July 7 - 10:00am
  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • Wednesday, July 11 - 12:00pm
  • Friday, July 13 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, July 14 - 10:00am
  • The Tale of Genji
  • Wednesday, July 18 - 12:00pm
  • Friday, July 20 - 10:30am