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>I flayed as many nobles as had rebelled against me [and] draped their skins over the pile [of corpses]; some I spread out within the pile, some I erected on stakes upon the pile. I flayed many right through my land, draped their skins over the walls. I filled the wide plain with the corpses of his warriors. These [rebels] I impaled on stakes. A pyramid of heads I erected in front of the city.

>I cut their throats like lambs. I cut off their precious lives (as one cuts) a string. Like the many waters of a storm, I made (the contents of) their gullets and entrails run down upon the wide earth. My prancing steeds harnessed for my riding, plunged into the streams of their blood as (into) a river. The wheels of my war chariot, which brings low the wicked and the evil, were bespattered with blood and filth. With the bodies of their warriors I filled the plain, like grass. (Their) testicles I cut off, and tore out their privates like the seeds of cucumbers. Their dismembered bodies I fed to the dogs, swine, wolves, and eagles, to the birds of heaven and the fish in the deep....

>In strife and conflict I besieged and conquered the city. I felled 3,000 of their fighting men with the sword ... I captured many troops alive: I cut off of some their arms and hands; I cut off of others their noses, ears, [and] extremities. I gouged out the eyes of many troops. I made one pile of the living [and] one of heads. I hung their heads on trees around the city

>I felled 50 of their fighting men with the sword, burnt 200 captives from them, [and] defeated in a battle on the plain 332 troops. ... With their blood I dyed the mountain red like red wool, [and] the rest of them the ravines [and] torrents of the mountain swallowed. I carried off captives [and] possessions from them. I cut off the heads of their fighters [and] built [therewith] a tower before their city. I burnt their adolescent boys [and] girls.

>> No.17930932

>>17930777
bumpa

>> No.17930958

>>17930777
Checked
I like to imagine Achilles and Agamemnon fighting over me as I jack off into the mirror

>> No.17930988

>>17930777
my diary desu

also: yikes

>> No.17931036

>>17930777
Is this real? What the fuck was wrong with Assyrians?

>> No.17931049

Pretty much any of the big sadist authors. De Sade, Mirbeau, Bataille, I guess you could put Mishima in there since his characters fantasize about stuff like this.

>> No.17931103

>>17930777
have sex
>>17931036
yeah, assyrians were basically nazis of the ancient world

>> No.17931171

>>17930777
Sounds based. What's some more historic lit that features detailed descriptions of either massacres or elaborate tortures/executions?

>> No.17932489

>>17931036
It was a different time anon

>> No.17932506

>>17930777
Unironically A Song of Ice and Fire

>> No.17932509

>>17930777
The Old Testament

>> No.17932514

>>17930777
Kino. Source?

>> No.17932527

>>17931036
Most violent mfs of Mesopotamia.

>> No.17932538

>>17930777
The bronze age is definitely the spookiest time period of history

>> No.17932821

Source

>> No.17932842
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>> No.17933444

>>17930777
idk if you want violent shit read blood meridian

>> No.17933836

>>17932514
This is some Ashurbanipal royal inscription.
>>17932538
That's not from the Bronze Age.

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>>17931171
Not historical fiction, but close enough. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Grandes_Mis%C3%A8res_de_la_guerre

>> No.17933932

Bronze Age Elliot Rodger

>> No.17933975
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>>17930777 Tamburlaine the Great by Christopher Marlowe

But, lady, go with us to Tamburlaine,
And thou shalt see a man, greater than Mahomet,
In whose high looks is much more majesty
Than from the concave superficiës
Of Jove's vast palace, the empyreal orb,
Unto the shining bower where Cynthia sits,
Like lovely Thetis, in a crystal robe;
That treadeth Fortune underneath his feet,
And makes the mighty god of arms his slave;
On whom Death and the Fatal Sisters wait
With naked swords and scarlet liveries;
Before whom, mounted on a lion's back,
Rhamnusia bears a helmet full of blood,
And strows the way with brains of slaughtered men;
By whose proud side the ugly Furies run,
Hearkening when he shall bid them plague the world;
Over whose zenith, clothed in windy air,
And eagle's wings joined to her feathered breast,
Fame hovereth, sounding of her golden trump,
That to the adverse poles of that straight line,
Which measureth the glorious frame of Heaven,
The name of mighty Tamburlaine is spread;
And him, fair lady, shall thy eyes behold.

I will, with engines never exercised,
Conquer, sack, and utterly consume
Your cities and your golden palaces;
And, with the flames that beat against the clouds,
Incense the heavens, and make the stars to melt,
As if they were the tears of Mahomet,
For hot consumption of his country's pride;
And, till by vision or by speech I hear
Immortal Jove say “Cease, my Tamburlaine,”
I will persist, a terror to the world,
Making the meteors that, like armèd men
Are seen to march upon the towers of Heaven,
Run tilting round about the firmament,
And break their burning lances in the air,
For honour of my wondrous victories.

And I would strive to swim through pools of blood,
Or make a bridge of murdered carcasses,
Whose arches should be framed with bones of Turks,
Ere I would lose the title of a king.

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>>17931036
We haven't even gotten started yet

>> No.17934211

>>17930777
Why are semites like this? Just what the fuck makes them like this? Is it the weather? The food? The ugly women?

>> No.17934351

>>17934211
I've often wondered this. They've always been subhuman savages apparently

>> No.17934362

>>17934211
brain and empathy centers cooked by the desert heat

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17934367

>>17930777
Literature that revels in bloodshed, carnage, and cruelty? You might like the middle English Alliterative poem Siege of Jerusalem

>Although technically excellent and linguistically interesting, the poem has rarely been presented to students of Middle English verse because of its sadistic indulgence in gory details and extreme anti-Semitic sentiment. This latter aspect of the poem raises important questions regarding the cultural milieu in which it was repeatedly copied and presumably read. Many modern critics have treated the poem with near-contempt due to its excessive descriptions of violence, such as the horrible execution of the Jewish high priests or the cannibalism of her own child by a Jewish woman in the besieged city.

>> No.17934376

>>17930777
Old Testament (Leviticus up to Kings)
Blood Meridian

>B tier
The prince
Mencius (the chinese, not the nerd)

>> No.17934403

Sauce me up home diddly.

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>>17934211
>>17934351
>>17934362
t. weakling faggots

>> No.17934453

Reminds me of the Assyrian leader in 2 Kings 18

>27 But the Rabshakeh said to them, “Has my master sent me to speak these words to your master and to you, and not to the men sitting on the wall, who are doomed with you to eat their own dung and to drink their own urine?”
>28 Then the Rabshakeh stood and called out in a loud voice in the language of Judah: “Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria! 29 Thus says the king: ‘Do not let Hezekiah deceive you, for he will not be able to deliver you out of my hand. 30 Do not let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD by saying, The LORD will surely deliver us, and this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.’ ... 33 Has any of the gods of the nations ever delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria? 34 Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivvah? Have they delivered Samaria out of my hand? 35 Who among all the gods of the lands have delivered their lands out of my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?’”

>> No.17934650

>>17930777
Makes me diamonds
>>17934453
The prophets are better for this kind of poetry

>Jeremiah 25
27“Therefore you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “Drink, be drunk, and vomit! Fall and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.” ’ 28And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup from your hand to drink, then you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “You shall certainly drink! 29For behold, I begin to bring calamity on the city which is called by My name, and should you be utterly unpunished? You shall not be unpunished, for I will call for a sword on all the inhabitants of the earth,” says the Lord of hosts.’

30“Therefore prophesy against them all these words, and say to them:

‘The Lord will roar from on high,
And utter His voice from His holy habitation;
He will roar mightily against His fold.
He will give a shout, as those who tread the grapes,
Against all the inhabitants of the earth.
31A noise will come to the ends of the earth—
For the Lord has a controversy with the nations;
He will plead His case with all flesh.
He will give those who are wicked to the sword,’ says the Lord.”

32Thus says the Lord of hosts:

“Behold, disaster shall go forth
From nation to nation,
And a great whirlwind shall be raised up
From the farthest parts of the earth.

33And at that day the slain of the Lord shall be from one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth. They shall not be lamented, or gathered, or buried; they shall become refuse on the ground.

>> No.17934677

>>17934650
>Isaiah 63
1Who is this who comes from Edom,
With dyed garments from Bozrah,
This One who is [a]glorious in His apparel,
Traveling in the greatness of His strength?—

“I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.”

2Why is Your apparel red,
And Your garments like one who treads in the winepress?

3“I have trodden the winepress alone,
And from the peoples no one was with Me.
For I have trodden them in My anger,
And trampled them in My fury;
Their blood is sprinkled upon My garments,
And I have stained all My robes.
4For the day of vengeance is in My heart,
And the year of My redeemed has come.
5I looked, but there was no one to help,
And I wondered
That there was no one to uphold;
Therefore My own arm brought salvation for Me;
And My own fury, it sustained Me.
6I have trodden down the peoples in My anger,
Made them drunk in My fury,
And brought down their strength to the earth.”

>Psalm 139
7Remember, O Lord, against the sons of Edom
The day of Jerusalem,
Who said, [a]“Raze it, raze it,
To its very foundation!”

8O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed,
Happy the one who repays you as you have served us!
9Happy the one who takes and dashes
Your little ones against the rock!

>Obadiah 1
15“For the day of the Lord upon all the nations is near;
As you have done, it shall be done to you;
Your [g]reprisal shall return upon your own head.
16For as you drank on My holy mountain,
So shall all the nations drink continually;
Yes, they shall drink, and swallow,
And they shall be as though they had never been.

17“But on Mount Zion there shall be [h]deliverance,
And there shall be holiness;
The house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
18The house of Jacob shall be a fire,
And the house of Joseph a flame;
But the house of Esau shall be stubble;
They shall kindle them and devour them,
And no survivor shall remain of the house of Esau,”
For the Lord has spoken.

>> No.17934709

>>17931036
>Assyrians
seething beta males longing for power trips

>> No.17934727

>>17934211
>>Why are semites like this? Just what the fuck makes them like this? Is it the weather? The food? The ugly women?
repressed gayness, so they lash out on other men. The funny part is that they spare women since they are all weak faggots lol.

>> No.17934730

Assyrian were to the Babylonians as the Romans were to the Greeks.

>> No.17934746

>>17934677
The themes are also repeated in Revelation, in the end of Rev. chapter 2 we even have infanticide like in Psalm 139

Revelation 2:23
>I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.

Revelation 14
>17 Then another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
>18 And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe.”
>1 9So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
>20 And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses’ bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs.

Revelation 18
>6 Render to her just as she rendered [d]to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her.
>7 In the measure that she glorified herself and lived [e]luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’
>8 Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.

And also Matthew 13:
37He answered and said to them: “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. 39The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. 40Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. 41The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, 42and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

47“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet that was cast into the sea and gathered some of every kind, 48which, when it was full, they drew to shore; and they sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away. 49So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just, 50and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”

>> No.17934803

>>17934367
Isn't it more about being horrifically realistic than reveling in the violence?

>> No.17935539

>>17930777
A Blood Meridian style book about Assyria would be unbelievably kino

>> No.17936514

bumping

>> No.17936523

>>17931036
Wait until you find out about the history of the entire human race.

>> No.17936538

>>17934211
Indo-Europeans have been just as savage, you retarded subhuman. read about what the nords did to the Romans and vice versa. Succesful civilizations are usually also violent

>> No.17937386

>>17932842
What’s his fucking problem?

>> No.17937408

>>17930777
checked and read the second apocalypse by r. scott bakker. it won't disappoint.

>> No.17937439

>>17934367
So this is basically the prequel to the Book of Lamentations?

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>> No.17937567

shit thread

>> No.17937569

>>17937567
kys this has been a good thread

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17937710

They’re no match for ISIS

Where is your god now, Assyrians?

>> No.17937735

>>17931036
The Assyrians justified their actions by believing that they were bringing order to a chaotic land. However, they were such massive assholes that every country in the region joined forces against them.

>> No.17937765

>>17937710
Based iconoclasts

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>>17932842
Why are humans like this

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>>17937710
ISIS was no match for these bad boys

>> No.17937873

>>17937838
You can blow out a candle
But you can’t blow out a fire

>> No.17937955

>>17935539
Quick, some autist write it before it's too late!

>> No.17938168

>>17930777
The Odyssey, book 21-22

"But Odysseus wounded the son of Damastor in close fight with a thrust of his long spear, and Telemachus wounded Leiocritus, son of Evenor, [295] with a spear-thrust full upon the groin, and drove the bronze clean through, and he fell headlong and struck the ground full with his forehead...And even as vultures of crooked talons and curved beaks come forth from the mountains and dart upon smaller birds, which scour the plain, flying low beneath the clouds, [305] and the vultures pounce upon them and slay them, and they have no defence or way of escape, and men rejoice at the chase; even so did those others set upon the wooers and smite them left and right through the hall. And therefrom rose hideous groaning as heads were smitten, and all the floor swam with blood. [310] But Leiodes rushed forward and clasped the knees of Odysseus, and made entreaty to him, and spoke winged words: “By thy knees I beseech thee, Odysseus, and do thou respect me and have pity. For I declare to thee that never yet have I wronged one of the women in thy halls by wanton word or deed; nay, [315] I sought to check the other wooers, when any would do such deeds. But they would not hearken to me to withhold their hands from evil, wherefore through their wanton folly they have met a cruel doom. Yet I, the soothsayer among them, that have done no wrong, shall be laid low even as they; so true is it that there is no gratitude in aftertime for good deeds done.” [320] Then with an angry glance from beneath his brows Odysseus of many wiles answered him: “If verily thou dost declare thyself the soothsayer among these men, often, I ween, must thou have prayed in the halls that far from me the issue of a joyous return might be removed, and that it might be with thee that my dear wife should go and bear thee children; [325] wherefore thou shalt not escape grievous death.” So saying, he seized in his strong hand a sword that lay near, which Agelaus had let fall to the ground when he was slain, and with this he smote him full upon the neck. And even while he was yet speaking his head was mingled with the dust."

"And as when long-winged thrushes or doves fall into a snare that is set in a thicket, [470] as they seek to reach their resting-place, and hateful is the bed that gives them welcome, even so the women held their heads in a row, and round the necks of all nooses were laid, that they might die most piteously. And they writhed a little while with their feet, but not long. Then forth they led Melanthius through the doorway and the court, [475] and cut off his nostrils and his ears with the pitiless bronze, and drew out his vitals for the dogs to eat raw, and cut off his hands and his feet in their furious wrath. Thereafter they washed their hands and feet, and went into the house to Odysseus, and the work was done. [480]"

>> No.17938212

>>17937873
They’re fully blown out anon. In most cases blown to smithereens in fact.

>> No.17938245

>>17937873
you could say the same about assyria.

>> No.17939175

>>17935539
this is an attractive prompt

>> No.17940712

bump

>> No.17941131

>>17937567
Only a few posts made by disgusting faggots virtue signalling on an anonymous forum over violence from the dawn of fucking history.

>> No.17941162

>>17930777
there's something strangely beautiful about it.

>> No.17941222

>>17932842
What a fucking hero lol

>> No.17941260

>>17937765
Semites are all cowards. This is why they do shit like this. A sub nigger race of narcissistic psychopaths, jews, arabs, Semites and their Satanic desert religions.

>> No.17941266

>>17937487
FUCK YOU EA NASIR
WHERE IS MY FUCKING MONEY

>> No.17941268

>>17932842
I wish this guy was my dad

>> No.17941313

>>17934453
>Has any of the gods of the nations ever delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria?

No lmao

>> No.17941323

ITT no one who knows what a semite is lmfao

>> No.17941606

>>17938212
Now that trump is out of office the CIA can go back to funding and arming them again. They will rise like a phoenix from the ashes.

>> No.17941714

>Reading Plutarch's Lives
>On the section about Aemilius Paullus, the Roman general who finally defeated the last Macedon king. Afterwards he went to Epirus and just casually enslaved 150k people on the orders of the senate.

O-ok. But why did he do it to Etruscans, not the filthy Macedonians who were constantly revolting?

>> No.17941868

>>17941714
Why were the ancients so mean bros?

>> No.17942170

>>17941868
not much else to do

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Assyrians kinda sus

>> No.17942483

>>17931036
You’re just a depraved moderner. This is what real humans are like and it’s based

>> No.17942498

>>17934362
Empathy is for women. Destroy and massacre your enemies

>> No.17942507

Most hate against Egyptians and Mesopotamians comes from seething westoids, chinks or pajeets because they didn't invent civilization

>> No.17942667

>>17941260
t. seething faggot
You will never be a man.

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>>17930777
>I burnt their adolescent boys [and] girls
Why burn the girls? I'd take a loli slave instead.

>> No.17942993

>>17942691
They probably had more lolis than they could handle, being a chad king and all

>> No.17943713

>>17937487
Nice

>> No.17944144

>>17942691
go back to /tv/ scum

>> No.17944516

>>17930777
what would nietzsche have to say about this?

>> No.17944593

>>17944516
>based and redpilled

>> No.17945169

>>17933836
>That's not from the Bronze Age.
yes it is, moron.

>> No.17946687

>>17930777
This dude
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Xianzhong#Seven_Kill_Stele
>Heaven brings forth innumerable things to nurture man.
>Man has nothing good with which to recompense Heaven.
>Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill.

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