The Epic of Gilgamesh and the English translation.

Who wrote The Epic of Gilgamesh and translated the English text?   The poem tells of the exploits of Gilgamesh, the king of Uruk in Mesopotamia and Enkidu, a wild man created by the gods to stop Gilgamesh from oppressing the people of Uruk. The two men wrestle fiercely for a long time, and Gilgamesh…
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Happy New Year of the Rooster!

The word “zodiac” comes from the Latin word zōdiacus, which originates from the Greek word ζoδιακός, or zōdiakos, meaning “circle of animals.” It refers to the circle of twelve 30-degree divisions of the sky measured along an imaginary line on the sky: the apparent path of the Sun over the course of the year. Called…
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What are the advantages of being bilingual?

This is the first in a multi-part series on bilingualism. “You’re so lucky you speak so many languages!” All of us here at VOVF Europe and VOVF USA are multilingual, so this is a phrase that we all hear fairly often. Many of you probably do, too. But how “lucky” are we exactly? What are…
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