Uppity Oddities Unite!


To Latin lovers, Agamemnon would have connoted "stubborn eagle".

The idea of a generation is definitely warped within the ancient royal family. Even so, the sequence of "Great Kings" within that family can now be traced with almost total precision. Determining the precise elapsed time from the first pharoah (Isis) to the last (Cleopatra) is still a bit of a challenge, but it should be possible to get close. It's about 1,000 years.

This past year, we've seen how the Ptolemaic pharaohs were related to Hasmonean dynasts and that some shortening of that time period is needed, for example to account for co-regencies of Ptolemy IV and V with Ptolemy III (Eurgetes, "the Do-Gooder"). Certainly there is also room to compress the Persian Era even further than has already been done in Chart 30, such as by an overlap of Darius II with Artaxerxes II.

It is tempting to synchronize the end of the "Divine Age" and beginning of the "Pharaonic Age" with the catastrophe of 1159 B.C. (as I did in the following chart).

But that would assume no compression of the Christian Era is in order, and that's a big assumption (even if one does reject Fomenko's theory). Relative dating is the only option available right now.

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Cleo-patra and patrician?