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By John P. McKay, Clare Haru Crowston, Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Joe Perry

ISBN-10: 0312687737

ISBN-13: 9780312687731

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What is there between the master and the servant when both have fulfilled their doom? When the Anunnaki [the gods of the underworld], the judges, come together, and Mammetun [the goddess of fate] the mother of destinies, together they decree the fates of men. Life and death they allot but the day of death they do not disclose. were not the same, for Sumerian society made clear distinctions based on gender. Sumerian society — and all Western societies that followed, until very recently — was patriarchal (PAY-tree-AR-kuhl), a system in which most power rests with older adult men.

What is there between the master and the servant when both have fulfilled their doom? When the Anunnaki [the gods of the underworld], the judges, come together, and Mammetun [the goddess of fate] the mother of destinies, together they decree the fates of men. Life and death they allot but the day of death they do not disclose. were not the same, for Sumerian society made clear distinctions based on gender. Sumerian society — and all Western societies that followed, until very recently — was patriarchal (PAY-tree-AR-kuhl), a system in which most power rests with older adult men.

Used with permission of Penguin Group (UK). QUESTIONS FOR ANALYSIS 1. What does the Epic of Gilgamesh reveal about Sumerian attitudes toward the gods and human beings? 2. At the end of his quest, did Gilgamesh achieve immortality? If so, what was the nature of that immortality? 3. What does the epic tell us about Sumerian views of the nature of human life? Where do human beings fit into the cosmic world? they could do for their parents while young and the support they could provide in their parents’ old age.

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