Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Hollow Syria (was: Contemporaneous protolanguages)

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 29, 2004, 6:17
On Tuesday, September 28, 2004, at 09:50 , Steg Belsky wrote:

> On Sep 28, 2004, at 12:23 PM, Rodlox wrote:
>>>> The spit of land you're thinking of is probably the Sinai peninsula. > >>> my Egyptology teacher said that that was least >>> during the time of Ramses. > > Weird... which Rameses? > I just read a website that said that both of us are wrong, and > Coele-Syria is the Mediterranean coastline north of the Litani river.
Ancient usage is quite clear about_Coele Syria_ (Greek: koile: Syria = "hollow Syria"). It was that hollow (or valley) in ancient Syria (forget the modern political boundaries) which lay between Libanus (Gk. Libanos) "Mt. Lebanon"/ "Jebel Liban" and Antilibanus (Gk. Antilibanos) "Jebel esh-Sharqi". The position of the "Syrian hollow" remained the same irrespective of any Egyptian pharoah. They may have thought themselves gods - but they weren't :) Ray =============================================== =============================================== Anything is possible in the fabulous Celtic twilight, which is not so much a twilight of the gods as of the reason." [JRRT, "English and Welsh" ]


Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>