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The Epic of Gilgamesh the Teachings of Siduri and How Siduris Ancient Advice Can Help Guide Us to a Happier Life characters Ü 5 Peter Dyr Ñ 5 Read & Download review Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Peter Dyr Across the span of recorded history at the birth of writing and civilization there was the Epic of Gilgamesh This seminal tale of gods kings battles friendship loss the fear of death the search for immortality and advice on how one should live life represents our first complete work of literatureWhile the origin of the Epic of Gilgamesh is lost to the sands of time it is probable that this story had been verbally transmitted for a very long time before the invention of writing but we have no way of knowing when where or why the story actually originated or even how many original contributors there were What we do know is that the story encompassed a large number of concepts ideas and philosophies and was considered important enough that it was told from generation to generation for hundreds of years before being immortalized in clay around four thousand years agoUnfortunately the original Old Babylonian version of the Epic of Gilgamesh is incomplete making it difficult for us to piece together the exact story our ancient ancestors considered so important However several critical fragments of the original Epic have been recovered and differ in significant ways from later complete versions One of the most fascinating of these original fragments is the Sippar tab. Let me first of all confirm this is a great book the first to my knowledge that focuses so strongly on the fascinating advice given by Siduri and despite some minor uibbles I heartily recommend this book for anyone interested in the Epic of Gilgamesh Siduri or ancient advice on how we should live our lives to the carpe diem fullestThe book is essentially divided into three parts in the first part the author discusses Siduri and her advice in the second part the author discusses other interesting areas of the epic and in the third and largest part the author includes the entire text for the epic with the earlier Sumerian texts reintroduced where possibleRegarding the first part Siduri s advice was new information for me and I was excited to get to read this early text from the Sippar tablet All of the versions of the Epic of Gilgamesh I have read to date have been based on later texts with Siduri playing little to no role Siduri s advice comes to us from the beginning of recorded time and I found it to be fascinating but I felt like the author s interpretation of her words said at least as much about his personal philosophies on life as it did about Siduri s Regarding Siduri s advice itself and the possibility that it might help us to live happier lives I feel like I was already a strong follower of Siduri s advice even before I heard about Siduri I already am pro family and if anything I should probably cut down on the wine and feasting For me her advice is pretty much common sense but what I loved about it was that she was the first recorded person to have actually said it Siduri s advice can essentially be boiled down to the following Whither are you wandering Life which you look for you will never find For when the gods created man they let death be his share and life withheld in their own hands Fill your belly Day and night make merry let days be full of joy dance and make music day and night and wear fresh clothes and wash your head and bathe Look at the child that is holding your hand and let your wife delight in your embrace These things alone are the concern of men Regarding the second part I already knew most of these little tidbits of information from the rest of the Epic like Utnapishtim s flood story being the origin of the Noah s ark biblical story and the parallels between the serpent who steals the plant of youth and the serpent in the Garden of Eden This section will mostly be of interest to people who are not already familiar with the Epic of GilgameshRegarding the third and longest part I am already somewhat familiar with the story of the Epic of Gilgamesh and I am impressed by the effort the author put into reincorporating the earlier texts into the story Having said this there are clear areas in the text where despite the authors efforts there are clear and detectible differences in style and wording between the different versions This is not necessarily a bad thing as the whole point of this book is to re introduce those early texts back into the overarching story and the author did a great job of trying to make the flow of the verses match but I could still generally tell what was early text and what was later text Nevertheless it was a solid reintroduction effort and provides to my knowledge the first complete version of the Epic based on these earlier textsIn summary despite a few minor uibbles mentioned above I enthusiastically recommend this book to anyone interested in the Epic of Gilgamesh Siduri or ancient philosophies on how we should live our lives

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The Epic of Gilgamesh the Teachings of Siduri and How Siduris Ancient Advice Can Help Guide Us to a Happier Life

The Epic of Gilgamesh the Teachings of Siduri and How Siduris Ancient Advice Can Help Guide Us to a Happier Life characters Ü 5 Peter Dyr Ñ 5 Read & Download review Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Peter Dyr Let which was discovered near the city of Sippar on the Euphrates river upstream of the Babylonian region in present day Ira The Sippar tablet contains the earliest recorded advice given by a beautiful young girl called Siduri on how we should live our lives Interestingly in a later version of the Epic of Gilgamesh referred to as the “Akkadian” version Siduri’s advice was removed from the Epic and much of her original role was given to Utnapishtim an immortal wise old man One theory for the diminishment of Siduri’s role is that Siduri being young female and working class a wine maker and Utnapishtim being old male and high class an immortal wise man may have contributed and may suggest possible differences between Sumerian and Akkadian culture Specifically this change may highlight a degree of ageism sexism andor classism in Akkadian culture and the removal of Siduri's advice could represent the first recorded case of censorshipSiduri's words were recorded long before any other religious text including the Bible the Koran or any eastern philosophies including Buddhism and represent a very different perspective to the religious texts used today Siduri was pro wine pro feasting pro music pro dancing pro joy pro sex and pro family Wouldn't the world be a. In Fall of 2012 I took a class entitled Classical Foundations of History in which we learned about the Epic of Gilgamesh Due to the fast pace of the class I did not have time to read the entire epic but I added it to my to read list I m glad I found this book which contains not only The Epic of Gilgamesh but discussions analysis and a history of the tablets and the mystery of Siduri and who she wasThere is nothing new under the sun humans have always longed for immortality Gilgamesh goes about doing things to make a name for himself and to be remembered in history such as killing a fearsome and legendary beast When his best friend he calls him his brother dies he decides he must learn how to become immortal and his uest beginsHe seeks the advice of many and eventually he comes to Siduri a wise young woman who tells him to enjoy life live in the moment take comfort in his family Even so he still seeks the unattainable Best just accept that we won t be here forever and be thankful for what we have living every day to the fullest

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The Epic of Gilgamesh the Teachings of Siduri and How Siduris Ancient Advice Can Help Guide Us to a Happier Life characters Ü 5 Peter Dyr Ñ 5 Read & Download review Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Peter Dyr Better place if people today would heed Siduri's ancient adviceIn this book I have re introduced Siduri's teachings and the original Old Babylonian fragments into the Epic of Gilgamesh while using the later Akkadian text to fill in the gaps in the original story I have tried to remain faithful to the original events concepts and philosophies our ancient ancestors found so important I have also included a discussion of Siduri’s teachings and how we can if we so wish live our lives according to Siduri’s original ancient adviceIn this updated Third Edition I have re written the Akkadian prose to closely resemble the shortened poetic verse of the Old Babylonian texts added additional analysis of the rest of the Epic and included a new section at the end of the book that contains various informative discussions from multiple contributors regarding Siduri's philosophies and underlying concepts within the Epic of Gilgamesh Discussions of Siduri and her philosophies are included in a few very short chapters at the beginning of the book analysis of the rest of the Epic is incorporated into Chapter 6 the complete text for the Epic of Gilgamesh is contained within Chapters 7 to 9 and Chapter 10 contains the epilogue and the new multiple contributor discussions sectio. The Epic of GilgameshA tale of gods and kings battles and losses A story filled with philosophy and thoughts on how to live lifeThe author s writing style allows for an easy understanding of the history of this epic and he has successfully created a fascinating read I truly enjoyedI highly recommend this book to those interested in the Epic of Gilgamesh and philosophies on how we should live our livesAs we all search for inner peace and happiness this read is like a guide to think simply The reference to the Serenity Prayer is so true

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