Analects of the Core: Ferry on terrified gods

Terrified gods got themselves up as high
as they could go, nearest the highest heaven,
cringing against the wall like beaten dogs.

* Lines 20-22, in Book III of Tablet XI, of David Ferry‘s “rendering in verse” of the Epic of Gilgamesh, studied in the first-year Core Humanties, and the topic of Prof. Brian Jorgensen‘s first lecture to the Core freshmen this morning in CC101.

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