Tribute: Enheduanna

The Akkadian/Sumerian poet Enheduanna (2285-2250 BCE) is credited with creating the framework of poetry, psalms and prayers used throughout the ancient world –Enheduanna’s compositions were used as the template forΒ the Babylonian prayers, the Hebrew Bible and the Homeric hymns of Greece. Enheduanna is the world’s first author known by name, whose works were inscribed over…

History: Great Speeches of the 20th Century

First, I apologize (well, not really) for inflicting my geekiness onto any unsuspecting reader.Β  Second, my reference for this post -yes, I have a reference– is “The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Speeches”, edited by Brian MacArthur. Third, my almost-excuse is the fact that I wrote all of this down in my journal last March 2012….