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Title: The Life and Times of John Grammaticus
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Calgar 2.0 - September 5, 2012 10:59 PM (GMT)
Is he undying, as in he's been alive for all of human history?

I ask, because on the Library of Alexandria wiki page, a John Grmmaticus is mentioned, and links to this page.

And actual quote:

The longest version of the story is in the Syriac Christian author Bar-Hebraeus (12261286), also known as Abu'l Faraj. He translated extracts from his history, the Chronicum Syriacum into Arabic, and added extra material from Arab sources. In this Historia Compendiosa Dynastiarum he describes a certain "John Grammaticus" (490570) asking Amr for the "books in the royal library." Amr writes to Omar for instructions, and Omar replies: "If those books are in agreement with the Quran, we have no need of them; and if these are opposed to the Quran, destroy them."

Did BL reference this? :huh:

ShroudFilm - September 5, 2012 11:15 PM (GMT)
That Dan Abnett fellow, he's a very clever man... ;)

malika - September 14, 2012 08:38 AM (GMT)
Is John Grammaticus the Doctor Who of the 40k universe?

BigWill - September 14, 2012 10:22 AM (GMT)
No that's Inquisitor Cervak

Gagoc TheAncient - September 14, 2012 05:34 PM (GMT)
Maybe he's the Gary 7 of the 40K universe?

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