Sumerian Mythology: Myths and History of Ancient Mesopotamia
Author: Samuel Noah Kramer
Narrated By: Jim D. Johnston
Length: 3 hrs 49 mins
Discover the secrets of the Sumerian civilization and their gods
The annotations includes:
Author biography of Samuel Noah Kramer
The history of Sumer, their culture, kings, and how they disappeared
The Sumerians are widely regarded as the first people to develop civilization in the sense that modern humans understand the term. They were pioneers in a variety of fields, including language, government, architecture, and more. Before the Babylonians took control in 2004 BC, they ruled the region for close to 2,000 years, during which time they were successful in maintaining their dominance.
In Sumerian culture, schools were widespread, and they represent the earliest widespread attempt to disseminate knowledge in order to maintain and advance a community.
The Sumerians left behind a large number of written documents, but they are best known for their epic poetry, which had a profound impact on subsequent Greek and Roman writers as well as portions of the Bible, particularly the tales of the Great Flood, Eden, and the Tower of Babel. The world's oldest musically notated song, "Hurrian Hymn No. 6," is thought to have been composed by the musically oriented Sumerians.
The book will cover the Sumerian myths of Origins, Myths of Kur as well as other miscellaneous myths including: the deluge, The mariage of Martu, Inianna prefers the farmer.
About the Author:
Samuel Noah Kramer was a distinguished Assyriologist who was an authority on Sumerian history as well as the Sumerian language. He was born on September 28, 1897, and passed away on November 26, 1990.
After graduating from high school, he enrolled at Temple University in Philadelphia, then went on to Dropsie College and Penn University.
His contributions are widely regarded as having had a significant impact on the academic study of Sumerian history. Through the publication of his best-selling book History Begins at Sumer, he brought Sumerian literature to the attention of the general public.
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