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A must have for all sling geeks!!!
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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Reply #1 - Apr 14th, 2007 at 3:14am
 
You're How old???????????? Huh
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Reply #2 - Apr 15th, 2007 at 11:17am
 
only 42. But I get excited.
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Reply #3 - 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?)
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Reply #4 - Apr 17th, 2007 at 7:35pm
 
Yep, although ( as usual) I was unaware of his passing.

Marc Adkins

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Life, the Universe, and Everything as I recall.  Cheesy

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

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Reply #5 - 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).

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Reply #6 - 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.

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Reply #7 - Jun 22nd, 2007 at 9:34am
 
douglas adams died a few years ago.
A man who peaked with his first idea.
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Reply #8 - 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
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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.

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Reply #10 - 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.

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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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