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Surpassing all kings, powerful and tall beyond all others, violent, splendid, a wild bull of a man, unvanquished leader, hero in the front lines, beloved by his soldiers — fortress they called him, protector of the people, raging flood that destroys all defenses — two-thirds divine and one-third human... he opened the mountain passes... in search of eternal life (71).

Based on the above quotation from Book I, which of the following was NOT considered a valuable male trait in Ancient Mesopotamia?

A

Power.

B

Sexual prowess.

C

Military expertise.

D

Strength.

E

Empathy.

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