quarta-feira, 4 de junho de 2014

OUÇA AQUI - hunting mythic beasts, laying waste to cities


Let me boast of what I have done. The fame of my power is spread far and wide.
No one can name a city I have not devastated.
The high point of my great deeds is the culling of lions before the lance as if they were garden weeds, the snapping of fierce felines like reeds.
Why should a singer put my deeds in hymns?
An eminent example deserves eternal fame.
(paraphrase of a praise poem of Shulgi, ancient Sumerian king)