Gilgamesh has entered the house of assembly which belongs of right to the people; they are all gathered together to the roll of drums in order to choose the bride,...
The Epic of Gilgamesh, trans. by K.K. Sandars, Penguin Classics, London, 1971 (1964) p. 66.
PLACE: Uruk, city of Mesopotamia, valley of Euphrates.
TIME: 3rd Millennium B.C.
CIRCUMSTANCE: Evidently a meeting of the people was announced by a roll of drums.