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What Does Cuneiform Say?

Lecture no. 16 from the course: Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity

What Does Cuneiform Say?

Taught by Professor Marc Zender | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

See how scholars revealed a lost world of language and literature when they expanded upon Grotefend's breakthroughs by relating Old Persian to the ancient cuneiform scripts that preceded it. Next, trace the development of writing through 3,500 years of Mesopotamian history, and consider what ancient texts such as The Epic of Gilgamesh can teach us about ancient cultures of this region.

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