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10920RE: [ANE-2] End of human sacrifice (Was The First Historians?)

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  • Kevin P. Edgecomb
    Jun 30, 2009
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      Jascha Kessler wrote:
      Something is odd here, in Berkeley.

      I write:
      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.

      Regards,
      Kevin P. Edgecomb
      Berkeley, California
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