Even if you don't remember the story of The Epic of Gilgamesh, you've probably heard of it — it is the oldest piece of literature in the world, after all. It's the story of a man who attempts to bully and cajole the gods into granting him immortality, only for his best friend to die in the process. That's pretty ironic when you consider that the story itself has only been immortalized thanks to the efforts of a talented amateur — who ended up dying in the process.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas May 25, 2018
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