Ideas from 'The Epic of Gilgamesh' by Anon (Gilg) [2300 BCE], by Theme Structure

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26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 5. Infinite in Nature
The gods alone live forever with Shamash. The days of humans are numbered.
                        Full Idea: The gods alone are the ones who live forever with Shamash. / As for humans, their days are numbered.
                        From: Anon (Gilg) (The Epic of Gilgamesh [c.2300 BCE], 3.2.34), quoted by Michèle Friend - Introducing the Philosophy of Mathematics 1.2
                        A reaction: Friend quotes this to show the antiquity of the concept of infinity. It also, of course, shows that Sumerians at that time did not believe in human immortality.