Talk:Epic of Gilgamesh

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Scribe training?[edit]

I have often heard part of the reason the Epic is so well attested in cuneiform is that it was used as a form of "scribe training" for centuries. Being copied countless times by scribes learning their trade. Maybe this also explains the weird style of repeating some things over and over again and also repeating some things, which are sometimes repeated. Often more thaen once. Did I mention repetitions? Is there substance to this or is that only a common misconception by layfolk such as myself? Avengerofthe BoN (talk) 17:20, 17 September 2015 (UTC)