261 Forgotten Women of Literature – Enheduanna (with Charles Halston)

Jacke and special guest Charles Halton take a look at the poetry of Enheduanna (2286-2252 BC), a high priestess in ancient Mesopotamia who is the earliest known poet whose name has been recorded.

Charles Halton (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) is the co-author of Women’s Writing of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Anthology of the Earliest Female Authors. He is currently the managing editor of Marginalia, a magazine of intellectual culture and a channel of the Los Angeles Review of Books.

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