Sunday, May 6, 2012
Ancient Planet Magazine Premier Issue - Free!
This is the premier issue of Ancient Planet Magazine featuring articles ranging from the excavation of Troy to the Minoans to the Egyptian Afterlife and Mesopotamian poetry. My piece on `The Descent of Inanna' is included among many interesting articles and is complemented by original art work by Ms. Ashley Maurer, an excellent and very talented artist. If ancient history is your passion, or even a passing interest, I think you'd have a great time with this magazine. It's like a mini-vacation you can take at your computer and it's Free. Conceived of and edited by Mr. Ioannis Georgopoulos, the publication is beautifully done and I'm proud to be included in it. Hope you enjoy.
The Sumerian poem, The Descent of Inanna, has been interpreted by some modern writers as depicting a `psychological journey toward wholeness’. This modern-day interpretation cannot be supported by the text itself and, certainly, the poem would not have been understood in such a light by an ancient audience. This paper explains the reasons why this is so through analysis of the poem in historical context.