|Erich Menkner will maybe be known to a select few book/manuscript "freaks" as being a member of the Menkner family which founded the "Menkner-Ashpool Foundation" that has several libraries and literary research centers in the US and Europe with a focus on literary sciences/history and linguistics. For persons who can "find out things.." there will be rumors that he owns a huge collection of very old and obscure tomes and manuscripts himself and the same rumor has it that he can read and write more than a dozen languages.
Using standard databases, one will find a few scientifically acclaimed and published translations and re-translations of old texts:
- "The Shamash Hymn" - Sumerian - English - German
- "Writings about and from Ptah-Hotep" - Egyptian - English
- "Plato: The Laws" - Greek - English
These are basic texts, the other publications (about 30) are truely obscure and only of interest for professional linguists.
He is known to have a pet owl that acts very strangely and he is basically never seen without it. For those in the know, it is a spotted owlet (Athene brama). Some Occultists consider the species a bad omen.
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