Essay on The Time Of The Ancient World

1488 Words Oct 1st, 2015 6 Pages
The time of the Ancient World, from the Mesopotamians through the Ancient Greeks, was a period of growth and discovery. Civilizations were expanding and becoming stronger from the 21st-century B.C.E. up through the 5th-century B.C.E. One of the biggest aspects of civilization is the concept of friendship and the loyalty between those friends. Friendship can grow from loyalty and loyalty can grow from friendship but they do not necessarily need to be related. Communication is a must in order for civilization to successfully survive, they relied on personal relationships for communication. Through communication, friendships form and trust is needed in those friendships in order to work well together. The people of the Ancient Middle East valued friendship and loyalty extremely highly because it gave people of all social classes a purpose and a sense of belonging and equality, while the Ancient Greeks valued them due to the returns that developed from friendship and loyalty and parallel experiences that those friends shared. A friendship is unlike any other relationship, a person can always rely on that friend to be there. A friend is a confidant, the one who knows every deepest, darkest secret a person has. One of the earliest recorded friendships exists in The Epic of Gilgamesh, an oral story that was finally written down around 2000 B.C.E. The friendship is between Gilgamesh who is two-thirds god and one-third man, and Enkidu who is half-man and half-wild beast.
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