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Friday, May 21, 2010

Most Ancient Days 6-8

Some decades ago I wrote a few books, now out of print of course, since, well, who the hell cares about anything I have to say. What a world. But I'm quite brilliant, and always right, and even though the world doesn't deserve me, it is incumbent upon saints to be selfless.

Why I see it was two years ago that I posted the first five chapters of Most Ancient Days, the second volume of my reconstruction of ancient history. The first looked at myth -- The Serpent in Babel. The third, Days of Brass and Iron, has not been written, and will not be in the foreseeable future, although the research is largely done.

I find that the old troubles in posting these chapters have largely dissolved. Simple cut and paste, and even the endnotes show up. Very easy. So I will be posting the rest of MAD. I know better by now than to expect the ungrateful public to remunerate my Herculean intellect in any meaningful way. You can't even send me a dollar, that you know you owe me. One measly dollar. Pathetic.

Some of the chapters are fascinating. Some of them are dull. Such is the nature of history -- lists of names matter, but are dull. Like the begats in the Bible. Important, but not fun reading. They are, in fact, a key to my chronology. But no matter. Point is, for completeness, and as a demonstration of robustness, details matter.

So, for now,

Chapter 6 -- Kings of the Nile: Egypt from Babel to Sodom
Chapter 7 -- Stones of Sumer: Jemdet Nasr and "Early Dynastic"
Chapter 8 -- Sands of Egypt: Dyanasty XIIa & IIa

Don't bother to thank me. I expect only silence.


J

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hUy9ePyo6Q

Jack H said...

The soundtrack of my soul. Not strictly relevant to the profound brilliance and unfathomable depth of erudition and truth of the opus presented in its partiality here, but offering some moiety of insight into the heart of the artist slash scholar, Jack H, supergenius of the universe.

And ... you're welcome.

bob k. mando said...

i wasn't sure if that would be too obvious to be appreciated or not. but i yam what i yam and i can do no more.

thank you.

chuck e. boy said...

"Why I see it was two years ago that I posted the first five chapters of Most Ancient Days, the second volume of my reconstruction of ancient history. The first looked at myth -- The Serpent in Babel. The third, Days of Brass and Iron, has not been written, and will not be in the foreseeable future, although the research is largely done."

If only it were true.

Jack H said...

"...it..." Ambiguous use of the pronoun.

chuck e. boy said...

By "it" I mean it would be worthwhile reading if you actually undertook such a literary effort.

Jack H said...

My flame gutters and grows dim. But yes, it's a very cool story.