|Re: Why are they called Nubians?
||Mon, 22 August 2016 00:18 |
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|ManicLurch wrote on Sat, 20 August 2016 11:24|
Yes, Stars does predate the movie prequels. I thought maybe there were some written star wars stories out there that might have been published before Stars. Or maybe star wars stole the name from Stars.
Both seem plausible. I am sure there is quite a bit of influence from the books and other SF. I would not be surprised to encounter a Nubian class ship in a David Weber book either.
I wonder if there is any allusion/reference/explanation in the unofficial history. I don't know where it is (didn't seem to survive Art's last migration).
Here is my guess: Not a geographical reference to a region of Africa, but an anglicized Latin term.
From Nube. Cloud, Volley, Swarm, Formation, Gloom, Threatening Approach;
Means of Concealment, Veil, Cloak, Phantom;
Name of a Greek Nymph responsible for setting in motion events which would lead to mythical reification of kingly authority across the Mediterranean;
The translation of Aristophanes (among other things) hilariously taking the wind out of Socrates;
and oh yeah, also RULER OF THE SKY.
drops keyboard and walks away [/neilhoward]
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