Reply to post: Re: Gilgamesh sued Apple

Forget trigonometry, 'cos Babylonians did it better 3,700 years ago – by counting in base 60!

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

Re: Gilgamesh sued Apple

"From the OED:" etc

Yup, but AFAIK the historical thinking is that the title doesn't apply as no such ruler is known but there may have been a military commander of that name. Or maybe there wasn't. All the references are considerably later, and have a strong whiff of myth about them. The only battle attributed to him in these sources which can be matched in earlier sources is Mons Badonis and that earlier source, Gildas, doesn't attach any participant's names at all. In fact, although he says it was a siege it doesn't even say who besieged whom.

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