Explanation: The Epic of Gilgamesh was transmitted orally before it was penned in cuneiform by a class of scribes. Eliminate (B) because poems in ancient societies were created originally through an oral tradition and did not require patronizing. You can also get rid of (C), as religious castes were not only geared towards recording the deeds of God-Kings. Eliminate (D) because not all epic poetry was about the deeds of warriors alone. The answer is (A).