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Re: Josephus and Pliny as sources
Is Pliny's date for the first babylonian dynasty influenced by knowledge
of some very late version of the Sumerian king list? We should remember
that ancient historians may not have been as critical of their
received sources as recent scholars.
On Wed, 8 May 1996, Eric Forster wrote:
> >For one thing, they're pretty much all we have about certain sects
> >during the period. But beyond that, any time something heretofore
> >unknown is discovered like this,
> Isn't Pliny the one who wrote that the first Babylonian dynasty was founded
> more than 420,000 years ago? He didn't present it as a myth, but as a fact.
> Eric Forster