As much as I wanted to love this book, it was only "meh". Don't get me wrong, it is a masterpiece, but it is a historical masterpiece, not a current one. This book has two main things going against it. One, it is not really even a book. It is a play, so reading this is similar to reading a script, which is not very interesting for most people. Secondly, it is a translation, and not just a translation from a current language (which would be difficult enough) but from a language spoken approximately 4500 years ago. A lot of its beauty and sophistication is lost in translation, no matter how good the translator is. Despite these downsides, the major upside (and my only reason for reading the book) is for its historical and mythological value.