Literature of the Ancient Near East

This course (which can be taken online) introduces students to the wider Near Eastern world through three sets of case study texts comparing Mesopotamian literature and its themes with more familiar Egyptian material. Students will use these primary sources as evidence for reconstructing life in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and as a basis for exploring cultural differences. Texts include The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Laws of Hammurabi, The Dispute of a Man with his Soul and The Tale of Sinuhe.

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  • Cost: £140
  • Credits: 10