Episode 8 – Look Upon My Works

“…And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandius, King of Kings,
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains.  Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”  – Shelley, Ozymandius
The Kassites restored and preserved the ancient culture of Babylon while defending its frontiers against the growing Assyrian threat.  The conflict between Egypt and Hatti over control of Caanan culminated in the Battle of Kadesh.

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4 thoughts on “Episode 8 – Look Upon My Works

  1. I did it – I made the most common error made in quoting this poem, which is change "Look On My Works" to "Look Upon My Works." Which might not have been so bad, if I didn't have the poem right there in front of me to check against!

    To anyone else who notices this, mea culpa. Now, please enjoy the episode!

  2. Look Upon Scott's misquote – and despair!

    Seriously – I'm really enjoying this podcast and your style of delivery (if I say its reminiscent of The History of Rome Podcast then I hope you'll take that as a compliment).

  3. Seriously – the poem is right below the Episode Title! 😉 Glad you're enjoying the series, and certainly a compliment to be compared to Mike D. Thanks!

  4. The new Egiptian capitol founded by Akhenaten was named “Akhetaten”.

    Akhenaten is translated as “Effective for the Aten”, whereas his city, as “Horizon of the Aten”.
    So although both names share a common compound, the name of his favorite god, Aten, they are not the same.

    And again – you give me a good laugh, am thinking of memorising your phrases, like the one about sparing a week-end to conquer a neighbouring country : ) : ) : ).

    Best, Ivonna

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