10920RE: [ANE-2] End of human sacrifice (Was The First Historians?)
- Jun 30, 2009Jascha Kessler wrote:
Something is odd here, in Berkeley.
Something is much odder there in Los Angeles. What is this message of
yours? "Theory"? It is a particularly acute case of parallelomania you
suffer from (vide your message, passim), Professor Kessler.
Which edition of the Iliad mentions Iphigenia's sacrifice? That would be a
find. Why is not the version of Hesiod, Herodotos, or Euripides preferred,
which has Iphigenia whisked away by Artemis, some say to Taurus? Are they
not convenient for this parallel? There's a girl involved, and a guy, so
you should be able to work with that.
Try reading the Judges story, which is quite clear: the father does not
willingly vow his daughter.
Kevin P. Edgecomb
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