Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literature By interpreting the Sumero Akkadian cuneiform sources from ancient Mesopotamia this text provides insight into a world with fundamentally different attitudes to eroticism The sophisticated literary t

  • Title: Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literature
  • Author: Gwendolyn Leick
  • ISBN: 9780415065344
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Hardcover
  • By interpreting the Sumero Akkadian cuneiform sources from ancient Mesopotamia, this text provides insight into a world with fundamentally different attitudes to eroticism The sophisticated literary texts which survive poems, songs, myths, narratives and incantations offer a range of perspectives on the subject of love and sensuality.

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    1. This book was nowhere near as dry as I expected it to be. Usually, texts discussing ancient Near Eastern texts read like the nutritional information on the back of a cereal box. This one was different, with a bit of tongue in cheek humour thrown in for good measure. The image of Enkidu 'sticking out' of the rushes made me giggle, perhaps I am weird! The main thing I enjoyed about this book was the author was quick to point out when she thought that previous scholars had imposed their own persona [...]

    2. This book is composed of short chapters, each with a distinct focus. Leick writes clearly, and as others have noted, helpfully shares her own interpretations where she reads the source texts differently from other experts. That said, I found myself struggling to believe many of the interpretations, because so many of the ancient texts are riddled with lacunae. If I read a number of the quoted passages dropping everything that is a reconstruction of what might have filled the holes, it becomes ve [...]

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