Re: SV: [ANE-2] Re: Conceptual "begat"s
- Perhaps I'm being a bit picky, but it seems you have a wrong understanding of "Western" civilization's relation to Greek (and Hebrew). It was not a matter of "deciphering" the languages. They were always known even if not widely known.
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From: Niels Peter Lemche <npl@...>
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 2:13:54 AM
Subject: SV: [ANE-2] Re: Conceptual "begat"s
Only one correction: nationalism swept Europe during the 19th century.
Niels Peter Lemche
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Emne: [ANE-2] Re: Conceptual "begat"s
This sharp defining line originally looked quite reasonable considering that ancient Greek writing unlike cuneiform or hieroglyphics were easily deciphered by Europeans at the time. However over the course of the last 150 years as the ANE texts have been slowly discovered and translated a remarkable picture has emerged. Many of the building blocks of civilisation were discovered to have their antecedents in the East.
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