Cindy in Indy Posted August 8, 2008 Share Posted August 8, 2008 Those of you with children in 1st to 4th grades might be encouraged by this little story: My 14-year-old was looking over my shoulder and saw the thread titled "a story older than Gilgamesh" and he said, "what's that?", so we read the thread together. I took the opportunity to mention that he would be reading Gilgamesh this year as part of his Ancient History cycle - rhetoric level. He surprised me by giving me a spontaneous narration of the story of Gilgamesh (from a picture version we read in, oh, about 2nd grade - we didn't read it in the "logic" cycle). I was stunned by the details he recited - lots of stuff I've forgotten, including how Gilgamesh obtains the plant of eternal life, only to lose it to a snake who eats it while G sleeps. ("How could he let that happen?" my son commented.) I guess ds won't be afraid to tackle the adult-level translation this year - he already knows the story, just like SWB says in the WTM. Hope that many of you enjoy similar recollections in the days to come, Cindy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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