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I’m speaking in general terms as you probably wouldn’t know the actual standard they used in this particular text.
In the one-volume edition, they must filter information to make it shorter, right? What standard influences their decision of what makes the cut? I’d much rather read the full story.
Hey, in what manner did the Puritans find the Dutch morals to be objectionable? I’m taking a guess that part of it was their ability to trade with anyone who had valuable resources.
My name is Eric Cullen. I live in Massachusetts and am currently working at Dunkin Donuts as a cashier/server. I love to play and write music for the guitar and keyboard which I started a couple years ago. I also write poetry on many subjects, of which I have written one on Chairman Bernanke showing how evil he is with my rhymes, that I might even show if a thread gets started showcasing people’s art on liberty.
I have always been about freedom, growing up as a happy child who knew that I was my own end and everyone their own, so liberty came easy to me. Thankfully I have always based ideas on facts and have been skeptical of government. Knowledge of the Federal Reserve came from the documentary The Money Masters, which then opened the door to Ron Paul and others. I have read most of Ayn Rand, and have started much of my own research on Western Civilization. I highly recommend Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal by Ayn Rand.
It would have been better suited there. It was a reaction to seeing Walter mention spreading the word.
I told a woman who’s my assistant manager at work, of whom is taking U.S. History from 1880 to present in college. She told me the old, “But what about the roads” when trying to explain how the income tax is illegal. (Instantly, she started walking away from me almost in disgust).
It’s much appreciated. Is their view of time much like the Egyptians in which it was a cycle, or a circle? I could see a similarity, if so, in that view and their writing. As if it wasn’t desired to have a end to an idea or a defining linear mark, have the ideas flow one into the other like the passing of time.
Figured I should add this question to this topic because the title is broad. In reading the translation of the Epic of Gilgamesh, the translator used periods to separate into sentences which I can understand. But other punctuation such as exclamation points, were there marks used in order to express this in cuneiform or is this the person’s own translation of the emotions? In the early form, it looks like rectangles were used as periods to separate ideas. Then, Akkadian is similar to modern forms of writing with lines going horizontally and then spacing vertically. It’s hard to see any marks on them.