Akkadian Empire Arts and Gods
Lecture no. 9 from the course: Ancient Mesopotamia: Life in the Cradle of Civilization
Taught by Professor Amanda H. Podany | 26 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
The Akkadian Empire was a high point for artistic achievement in Mesopotamia. Depictions of humans were believed to possess some of the life force of the people they represented. Professor Podany shows how the many gods had differing roles and powers and were as much a part of everyday life as one’s family. Examine an emotional hymn by a priestess, who is the world’s first-known author.