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Greatest assyrian king

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Neon said:
Sargon and Sanharib.

Sargon was Akkadian though.

Assyrians and Babylonians are types of Akkadians.

There were three kings called Sargon. The first existed before Akkadians diverged into Assyrians and Babylonians, the next two were Assyrians.

Mr. Tambourine Man said:
King Ninus and Ashurbanipal, although the former is most likely fictitious.

I think of the legendary King Ninus as something like our King Arthur. He's part of our folklore and also managed to spread as an iconic figure throughout Europe; even Shakespeare made reference to him in a Midsummer Night's Dream.

Ashurbanipal is a great choice. He demonstrated the typical vigor and military might of Assyrian kings but was particularly proud of his academic knowledge and moved by academia in general. He established the world's first library (including 10's of thousands of clay tablets arranged by genre) and boasted in his ability to read and understand the most difficult and resourceful texts written in Sumerian and Akkadian.
 

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Sharukinu said:
Assyrians and Babylonians are types of Akkadians.
Which makes me think that us modern Assyrians should've called ourselves "Akkadians". One big pro about this is that nobody would have confused with Syrians.
 
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Neon said:
Which makes me think that us modern Assyrians should've called ourselves "Akkadians". One big pro about this is that nobody would have confused with Syrians.

The thought has crossed my mind but Assyrian is a bit more precise.
 

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Sharukinu said:
The thought has crossed my mind but Assyrian is a bit more precise.
I prefer Akkadian because it sounds nothing like other modern ethnic groups (Assyrian sounds like Syrian) and also English-speaking people can usually use the "ass" in Assyrian to make fun of us. Lol.
 
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