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Re: CHAT: reign names

From:Rodlox <rodlox@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 22, 2004, 6:17
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From: Rodlox <Rodlox@...>
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Subject: Re: Re: CHAT: reign names

> > > There is indeed a Sargon I of Assyria, but he belongs to a period when > > Assyria was a vassal of Babylon, and it is not even known > > how long he reigned; it was around the time of Hamurabi. I was > > given to understand (and this may be wrong) that by the time of Sargon
> > of Assyria, over a thousand years later, it was the first Sargon that > > was really salient, and that Sargon II conscientiously took that throne > > name to echo the Great One's martial glory. But I suppose the question > > is ambiguous; I'm not even sure the Assyrians used regnal numbers. > > oh, it gets better. :) > > the Ancient Egyptians, it turns out, didn't start with Menes, or even > Narmer. they began with the Scorpion King (okay, actually "King > Scorpion")...and they had *two* of them! > > >