Rudolf Bruči – Gilgameš

Ancient Near Eastern mythology, the epic of Gilgamesh, turned into 20th century music by Croatian composer Rudolf Bruči (also sometimes spelled Brucci). [Read more...]

Recycled Stories in the Bible: The Flood

In today’s class, we discussed how awareness of an earlier tradition of telling versions of the same story – as in the case of the Genesis flood story, paralleled in ancient Mesopotamian literature in the Atrahasis and Gilgamesh epics – can be important for understanding the later version of the story in question. [Read more...]

99 LuftBeowulfs

Via my sister on Facebook. [Read more...]