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To: attiladhun2
The feet of Nebuchadnezer's image were "part of iron, part of clay."

You got my allusion. My best guess is the toes of the statue are the various peoples that the roman empire broke into pretty much centered around Europe et al.

Interesting take on the creation story, but I must confess to knowing little to nothing of Egyptian mythology. Perhaps I can justify your effort to teach me by looking into it, but I make no guarantees at this point. My day job has me busy and so does my family.

32 posted on 04/23/2008 9:20:59 PM PDT by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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To: AndyTheBear
Indeed, Nebuchadnezer's image is Rome. The legs represent the division of the empire in the 4th cen. into its Western and Byzantine parts (and perhaps the Great Schism of the 11th cen., which is merely a manifestation of the original political division). This holds because the breast and arms of silver represent the dual nature of Persia, which drew her kings from both Medea and Persia.

My work allows me a lot of time for study. Since I love all things ancient, I am currently teaching myself Latin. Laboram meam amo quod schola esse labor mea.
47 posted on 04/24/2008 6:50:58 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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