Friday, April 27, 2007

Who Can Tell Me Where This is From...

I am Shutruk-Nahhunte, King of Anshan and Susa, soverign of the land of Elam. By the command of Inshushinak, I destroyed Sippar, took the stele of Naram-Sin, and brought it back to Elam, where I erected it as an offering to my god, Inshushinak.

-- Shutruk-Nahhunte, 1158 B.C.


Bunny said...

Elam is an ancient country in southwestern Iran approximately equivalent to the modern region of Khuzestan. Four prominent geographic names within Elam are mentioned in ancient sources: Awan, Anshan, Simash, and Susa. Susa was Elam's capital.

It's a quote from a virtually unknown king, who speaks of his list of conquests, but speaks nothing about the benefits. This king is unknown in history, because "great ambition and conquest without contribution is without significance."

I found the second paragraph from wikipedia. What that is Mr. R is a reference from The Emporer's Club. = ) a 2002 movie which adapted the short story of "The Palace Theif"
= )

Kristen said...

Didn't the guy who directed(?) "The Emperor's Club" also direct "The Dead Poet's Society"?

Laura Jay said...

Wow... how you found all that out, Ida, I'll never know... Unless you just googled it. XD lol