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Fund Drive Special: Gilgamesh, The Oldest Written Story on Earth

A conversation on the Epic of Gilgamesh, the oldest complete story that we have in the planet, it dates nearly back 5,000 years.  It is from Sumer, the southernmost region of ancient Mesopotamia, or modern Iraq today.  We talk to Kent H. Dixon about how the stories of Gilgamesh can be found in the old testament and the ancient stories of Homer.

Guest: Kent H. Dixon is a translator, a writer, and Emeritus Professor of English, at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Translated into English and presented as a graphic novel, this version of The Epic Of Gilgamesh is a father/son project by scholar and translator Kent H. Dixon and his son, the comix artist Kevin H. Dixon, who bring a fresh take on this great work.

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