Passages: The Epic of Gilgamesh

gigamesh_mourns_enkidu“But man’s life is short, at any moment it can be snapped, like a reed in a canebrake. The handsome young man, the lovely young woman— in their prime, death comes and drags them away. Though no one has seen death’s face or heard death’s voice, suddenly, savagely, death destroys us, all of us, old or young. And yet we build houses, make contracts, brothers divide their inheritance, conflicts occur— as though this human life lasted forever. The river rises, flows over its banks and carries us all away, like mayflies floating downstream: they stare at the sun, then all at once there is nothing.”

Passages: Texts, Contexts, and the Ways to Wisdom

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
7:00-8:30 pm
Guided Discussion with President Greg Salyer, Ph.D.