The earliest recorded epic in all history, and greatest of such told! Wager it!
The Epic of Gilgamesh
I will tell of the history of Gilgamesh, he who knows all that has happened and has seen all the lands of the world, he who has seen all kinds of wisdom and knows the mysteries and has seen what is hidden. He bringeth news dating farther back than the deluge. [Tweet “He has travelled far-distant roads and became weary, and now he has engraved on standing stones the whole of the story.”]