Their Magistrate confest it, when they took thee As a League-breaker and deliver'd bound Into our hands, for hadst thou not committed Notorious murder on those thirty men At Askalon
, who never did thee harm, then like a Robber stripdst them of their robes?
"When I went around the country and visited places like Askalon
, Cana, and Lake Tiberias, I felt a curious snatch at my stomach, as when an aeroplane falls away from under one in turbulence." (Absences, 350) Six years after the Eichmann Trial, Moraes returned to Israel on a journalistic assignment during the 1967 War.
If Siegfried is chivalric when he challenges Gunther for the throne (as Iwein did Askalon
), Gunther is aristocratic when (unlike Askalon
) he declines single combat on the grounds that what has been inherited should not be gambled away on a contest of strength.
, a center of Philistine power on the coast of what is now southern Israel, Atargatis turned into a mermaid when she threw herself into a pool in remorse for an erotic adventure.
Thus Pausanias is quoted: "the Assyrians were the first among mankind to worship Ourania, and after the Assyrians the Paphians in Cyprus and the Phoenicians in Askalon
When in his anger and despair Parzival set out to seek the Holy Grail and Gawain rode off to Askalon
, the whole company of the Round Table was dispersed.