The Goddess of Life and Wisdom

  title={The Goddess of Life and Wisdom},
  author={W. F. Albright},
  journal={The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures},
  pages={258 - 294}
  • W. F. Albright
  • Philosophy
  • The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures
The misty panorama of event and mirage which passes before us in the dawn of human history is lighted here and there by scenes of unusual vividness. Of all the episodes in extant literature which reach the heights of imagination or sound the depths of pathos in so effective a way that they possess undying appeal, none offers a more romantic theme than the search for youth and happiness, none more thrilling than the struggle for power, and none sadder than the final failure. All these motives… Expand
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