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On Tue, 3 Nov 1998 00:17:23 -0000, jknee@...
>I am just beginning the Horsley book, much discussed on this list, having
>just finished a magnificent book, by papyrologist Roger Bagnall, 'Egypt in
>Late Antiquity' - and am struck by the great difference in detail between
>I'm struck by just how little we actually seem to know about Galilee -
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You must have noted in Bagnell's text how much more we know of
Ancient Egypt: Lots of homely detail - very little "literature",
i. e, myth and hogwash...
>And in a silly way - the other thing that struck me, as someone who still
>lives within a monarchy - is how far the rhetoric of the book is similar to
>the familiar tale of the American Revolution - a freedom loving people
>overthrowing an oppressive foreign monarch.
Another American Myth - by a people who forget that the Original
Star Chamber, for which Charles I lost his head, martyred by the
Puritans, was part of a process that led to the Great Revolution,
establishing all the rights the US had to amend their Const-
itution to recover - they had thrown out too many with their
Revolution. I STILL can't understand why Clinton didn't campaign
against the modern Starr Chamber Ken had created and turned him
into a Barbie with the re_PUBLICANS_ who goaded him on.
Thank you, Jacob, for providing an Hyde Park for another mon-
archist to vent a different spleen on the navel gazing Amerks.