Your short essay should include evidence of familiarity with the assigned readin

Your short essay should include evidence of familiarity with the assigned readings in addition to your personal reflections on the topic. Your writing must be well organized and contain correct grammar, spelling and sentence structure. You will not need to perform outside research to write this reflection;write a response of 200-250 words to one of the topics listed below.Prompt 1The Epic of Gilgamesh is preserved on clay tablets that are thousands of years old. Although some of these tablets are well preserved, others are broken in many places, resulting in gaps in the text. Depending on which translation you’re reading, the translator may try to smooth over these gaps by pretending they don’t exist, or he or she may call attention to them by sticking in question marks, brackets, dots, or italicized text. If you were translating the poem, which approach would you use? Why?Prompt 2Compare and contrast the artistic styles of the Sumerians and Akkadians. What do these differences in style and theme tell us about each culture?Prompt 3Can you think of any advantages to be gained from having laws written down? Disadvantages? Does written law ensure fairness and consistency? Even in a largely illiterate society such as Babylon?
Requirements: 200-250 words

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