Thu, 11 Mar 2021
I recently read Finkel and Taylor's excellent little book Cuneiform. On page 27 they discuss the kinds of texts that young boys studied in school:
“Hey,” I said. “I've read that!” I love when this happens, something pops up that I would have wanted to know a little more about, but it's already something I do know a little more about. I feel like I'm getting somewhere in my project of reading every book ever written. Progress!
From The Debate Between Bird and Fish, Sumerian, around 4000 years ago:
It's not so much a debate as a diss battle.
[ Addendum 20210312: Now I would like to see an cartoon version of the debate, animated by Chuck Jones. ]