Black Authors : Homer's Egyptian wooden horse

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    AACOOLDRE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Homer’s Egyptian Wooden Horse

    “The story of the wooden horse has no close parallel in Near Eastern literature, but it has often been compared with an Egyptian account of how Thuti, an eminent general under Tuthmosis III (1479-1427 BC) took Joppa in Palestine. He had apparently been besieging it without success. He pretended to be giving up. The prince of Joppa came out to discuss terms. Thuti got him drunk, and mellowed him further with talk of surrender. The prince asked if he might be allowed to see the pharaoh’s splendid mace, which Thuti had in his camp. Thuti brought it in, displayed it, and then knocked him out with it and tied him up. After making further preparations, he sent a message into the city to the effect that he had capitulated, and that they were to expect tribute. Five hundred men followed behind, bearing two hundred bulky sealed baskets. The gates of Joppa were opened for them for them. Once they were in, soldiers equipped with bonds and fetters leapt out of the baskets and seized all the able bodied men in sight.

    Thus Martin west in his book “ The east face of Helicon” concedes the single most important theme in Greek legend to Egypt”. This quote is taken from Martin Bernal book Black Athena writes back p.330-331

    Writings from Plutarch and Homer himself admit that he visited Egypt. His inspiration for writing his Trojan horse is from Egyptians but they don’t teach this at the universities. Our white teachers teach Greek learned in isolation without any influence from Egypt. This is the same thing as teaching segregation. Egypt had a profound impact on Greek religion, law, arts and writing. Egypt is Greek cultural ancestor.