I, Enheduanna

Living and writing in the Sumerian city of Ur around 2300 BC, Enheduanna is the first named poet that we know of. She was the first person to hold the title en, or high priestess, of the moon-god, and a poetic innovator.

Yet for centuries before her, other high-ranking women in Mesopotamia had been playing an essential part in spiritual life, administration, and the economy. Minerva explores the world of Enheduanna...

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