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Date: Thu, 08 May 2003 18:18:58 -0500
From: James Jordan 
Subject: Re: (urth) latro and ares

Okay, I don't have a lot invested in this either way, though I lean toward 
a later date for a number of reasons, which are moot here. The only real 
question is what Wolfe may be operating with; to wit, if he sees that 
Zoroastrianism which was contemporaneous with Latro as something close 
enough to his Judeo-Christian notions that Ahuramazda can betoken the True 
God (Yahweh, Outsider, Pancreator, etc.). And I have no idea what he thinks 
on this.


At 05:22 PM 5/8/2003, you wrote:
>On Thu, 2003-05-08 at 13:50, James Jordan wrote:
> > "Zarathustra began his prophetic mission about the middle of the sixth
> > century...." Olmstead, HIstory of Persian Empire, p. 94. I.e., ca. 
> 550BC. I
> > think this is pretty much the consensus these days.
>It's not, though. It used to be.
>People still argue about it fiercely, and an absolute date is hard to
>come by, but linguistically the Gathas are from about the same era as
>the Rg-Veda, if not slightly earlier. A date sometime in the 16th or
>17th century BC seems a lot more reasonable than 6th century.


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