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Message started by slingbadger on Apr 11th, 2007 at 9:40am

Title: A must have for all sling geeks!!!
Post by slingbadger on Apr 11th, 2007 at 9:40am
Made a great discovery yesterday. There is a series of books by W. Kendrick Pritchett called the Greek State at War.
 In volume 5, it starts out with a chapter on slings. Over 60 pages of info. There is a complete bibliography of all Greek authors that mention slings. Slings in art, and on coins. All excavation sites where evidence for slingshas been found.
 This is a great resource for all us sling geeks!
 Makes me feel all warm and squishy! Either that or I need diapers.  

Title: Re: A must have for all sling geeks!!!
Post by bigkahuna on Apr 14th, 2007 at 3:14am
You're How old???????????? :-?

Title: Re: A must have for all sling geeks!!!
Post by slingbadger on Apr 15th, 2007 at 11:17am
only 42. But I get excited.

Title: Re: A must have for all sling geeks!!!
Post by jml11220 on Apr 17th, 2007 at 2:52am

slingbadger wrote on Apr 15th, 2007 at 11:17am:
only 42. But I get excited.


You're 42!!! You're the answer to everything!  You're entitled to mess your pants a bit.  (Now I wonder how many of you get the reference?)

Title: Re: A must have for all sling geeks!!!
Post by winkleried on Apr 17th, 2007 at 7:35pm
Yep, although ( as usual) I was unaware of his passing.

Marc Adkins


FunSlinger wrote on Apr 17th, 2007 at 3:02am:
Life, the Universe, and Everything as I recall.  :D

And that would be a reference from another great series of books. Ah the late great Douglas Adams. Classic


Title: Re: A must have for all sling geeks!!!
Post by Dravonk on Apr 18th, 2007 at 5:26am

winkleried wrote on Apr 17th, 2007 at 7:35pm:
Yep, although ( as usual) I was unaware of his passing.

You know, when all those people are running around in public displaying a towel it might be his annual death day (or two weeks after that).

Towel Day

Title: Re: A must have for all sling geeks!!!
Post by AjlouniBoy on Jun 5th, 2007 at 5:33pm
An excellent find slingbadger!

I was so impressed I bought the book.

Very detailed and thorough list of references from classical greece and rome.

I was working on digging all this up and compiling it.

You have found it an served in up as one fine nuget.

Looks like I need to dig smarter, not harder.


Title: Re: A must have for all sling geeks!!!
Post by curious_aardvark on Jun 22nd, 2007 at 9:34am
douglas adams died a few years ago.
A man who peaked with his first idea.

Title: Re: A must have for all sling geeks!!!
Post by Dave M on Sep 3rd, 2007 at 9:43am

slingbadger wrote on Apr 15th, 2007 at 11:17am:
only 42. But I get excited.

Slingbadger just wait untill you reach my age (63) then you can really have problems when you get excited

Title: Re: A must have for all sling geeks!!!
Post by Trebuchet on Oct 2nd, 2007 at 6:00pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Jun 22nd, 2007 at 9:34am:
douglas adams died a few years ago.
A man who peaked with his first idea.


And died at age 50, if I recall.  Ol' DNA will be a hard act for anyone to follow.

Trebuchet   :-/

Title: Re: A must have for all sling geeks!!!
Post by Trebuchet on Oct 3rd, 2007 at 7:48pm
I looked the books up on Amazon and they go for between US $40 and $60 a volume.  You can order them separately.  If I ever find $50, I'll order Volume Five.

Trebuchet
;D


slingbadger wrote on Apr 11th, 2007 at 9:40am:
Made a great discovery yesterday. There is a series of books by W. Kendrick Pritchett called the Greek State at War.
 In volume 5, it starts out with a chapter on slings. Over 60 pages of info. There is a complete bibliography of all Greek authors that mention slings. Slings in art, and on coins. All excavation sites where evidence for slingshas been found.
 This is a great resource for all us sling geeks!
 Makes me feel all warm and squishy! Either that or I need diapers.  


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