Episode C20 – Like A Fire

Synopsis: In Shalmaneser’s final years, his eldest son – the crown prince Assur-danin-pal – enters into rebellion, while his younger son, Shamshi-Adad, struggles to defend his father’s legacy.

“Where my brother Assur-danin-pal, in the time of Shalmaneser, his father, acted wickedly, bringing about sedition, rebellion, and wicked plotting, caused the land to rise in revolt, prepared for war, brought the people of Assyria, north and south, to his side, and made bold speeches, brought the cities into the rebellion and set his face to begin strife and battle… 27 cities, along with their fortifications… revolted against Shalmaneser, king of the four regions of the world, my father, and… had gone to the side of Assur-danin-pal.” – Annals of King Shamshi-Adad V

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2 thoughts on “Episode C20 – Like A Fire

  1. Hi Scott,

    I believe back in 2019 I had to stop paying for the Patreon page. I was at an Ensi Tier (JL). I think I wrote you back around that time that it was impossible for me to transfer dollars from my country.
    Nowadays, that restriction is no longer applicable. However, in this past 4 or 5 years, the accumulated inflation is more than 1,500%. Last month alone, it was 30%.
    Inflation and a constant devaluation of the Argentinian currency mean that I’m now earning less than $95, which makes it impossible for me to “indulge myself” paying for the amazing work you do.
    It’s not that I don’t want to, it’s the fact that–as most Argentinians–I’m barely able to make ends meet.
    I do hope one day I’ll be able to pay and listen to the mini episodes you’re posting on that page.

    1. Hi Jose! I’m incredibly sorry about the very challenging economy, and totally understand about the Patreon situation. As far as I’m concerned, it’s genuinely “the thought the counts,” and your enthusiasm for the show and your desire to support it are very much appreciated! Thanks for stopping by, thanks for listening, and hoping for an improving economy for you (for YOUR sake, not for mine! 😉 Take care! – Scott C.

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