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Homer, the polyglot young Greek in the Assyrian office,

Pinguin, Isabela, Galapagos
Pinguin, Isabela, Galapagos

 

who read everything he could get his hands on, saw the beginning of the end of Assyrian power in the dishonourable death of Sargon II around 650 BC and in the religious self-doubts of the Assyrian elite.

 

More clairvoyantly than others he recognized the near end of Assyrian culture, later as an epicist he proclaimed the Greeks as the true heirs of Assur.

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