> Origyptian wrote:
> No where in your reply do you acknowledge the fact you were
> mistaken regarding the ostraca dating to the 2nd century AD,
> the same era of Roman construction using stone from MC and not
> "long before".
> You will no doubt ignore it once again and say "this is not the
> point", but it is the point. Honesty. Respect. Contrition.
I have denied nothing. I took your comment in stride. Thanks for focusing the timeline.
But the only point I was making is that it was written after the fact and was not a daily journal but rather was written "in hindsight" with no explanation given. I'm sure you realize that was my point; does it matter whether the hindsight was 1 mo., 1 yr., or 10 years?
It's interesting that you would express indignance about the lack of "respect".
> when you do not display these things to your fellow posters who
> quite frankly expend great effort trying to communicate and
> educate you with little in return, personally I find this
> behavior infinitely more "hostile" and "disrespectful" than I
> could ever be to you.
Sorry, but this sounds like a deflection. Perhaps it's a cultural difference that makes you so nonchalantly hostile when you are disagreed with but you don't notice it. Go back and read the escalation. I've treated others far better here than they have treated me. I've only asked a very simple question and at least three of you have pulled out all the stops in an attempt to excoriate me. The record is very clear on that. On the other hand, I have repeatedly tried to clarify my question the best I can, I have posted each relevant ostraca I have come across in my reading, and have complimented the content of your posts despite your constant insults back.
What continues to be insulting (or at least very frustrating) is that you seem to have the ostraca translations I've been asking for but still have not posted the info directly despite your propensity for thoroughness otherwise, such as your excellent photo bombs.
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How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?