Get this from a library! Cl. Claudiani De bello Gothico. [Claudius Claudianus; Giovanni Garuti]. Cf. Ammianus Marcellinus (as n. ). Procopius, De bello Gothico I (V) , and f.; De bello Persico I f. Procopius, De bello Gothico. Procopius’ Gothic War is generally assumed to be the oldest source for the study of pagan Slavic religion. However, only the ethnographic excursus on the Slavs.

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He arrived in Rome in and made his mark as a court poet with an eulogy of his two young patronsProbinus and Olybriusconsuls of [2]. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. If the magazine that contained the pages is not mentioned, it is because it is unknown to us.

Claudian’s poetry is a valuable historical source, though distorted by the conventions of panegyric. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Con il termine estratto o stralcio intendiamo riferirci ad un fascicolo contenente un articolo, completo in se, sia che esso sia stato stampato a parte utilizzando la stessa composizione sia che provenga direttamente da una rivista. Les regestes des actes du patriarcat de Constantinople, vol. Capaldo et alii dirs. Read more Read less. Haec pagina telaris est opus De Bello Gothico C.

It is my point that what Procopius is describing in this passage are, in fact, some quite elaborate rituals performed by the Slavs to carry out the execution of their enemies. As a matter of fact, ritual killing of human beings by the Slavs9 ater a battle is clearly attested in a passage of the History of Leo the Deacon IX 6 in the gotjico century Fatales hucusque manus, crebrisque notatae prodigiis abiere minae.

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Quis tibi tunc, Alarice, dolor, gotuico Marte perirent divitiae spoliisque diu quaesita supellex pulsaretque tuas ululatus coniugis aures, coniugis, invicto dudum quae freta marito demens Ausonidum gemmata monilia matrum Romanasque alta famulas cervice petebat! He then goes on to describe the ways in which they used to kill their victims up to that point.


Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Everything was full of dead bodies; the low of rivers was turned into blood; some of the fountains and reservoirs it was no longer pos- sible to distinguish, as their cavities were made level with corpses, other retained but faint traces of their former outline, the missing traces being overlaid by the bodies that lay scattered alongside them. If our arguments are right, Procopius — who is very bdllo informed about the facts that he is describing — would be providing here a quite detailed account of the rituals followed by 6th century Slavenes for putting their enemies to death.

Sperchiusque et virginibus dilectus Enipeus barbaricas lavere comas.

Ipsa quoque internis furiis exercita plebis securas iam Roma leva tranquillior arces; surge, precor, veneranda parens, et certa secundis fide deis, humilemque metum depone senectae. For they believe that one god, the maker of the lightning, is the only lord of every- thing and they sacriice to him cattle and all kinds of victims, but they do not know the fate nor do they think that it has any bearing whatsoever on human beings.

The literature of his time is generally characterized by a quality modern critics find specious, of which Claudian’s work is not free, and some find him cold and unfeeling. We do not have exact parallels of any of these practices in other texts dealing with pagan Slavic religion, but rituals in which diferent objects were planted in the earth seem to have played an important role in the religious rituals of these peoples.

This page gothicco last edited on 7 Decemberat However, in one of the most detailed analyses of the ethnographic ex- cursus on gothick Slavs, Benedicty showed how, even if Procopius’ vello keeps within the traditional frame of the description of barbarian peoples in Greek historiography, the information that provides can, nevertheless, be considered reliable, in as much as most of it can be compared to other sources that support his views.


Sublimis in Arcton prominet Hercyniae confinis Raetia silvae, quae se Danuvii iactat Rhenique parentem utraque Romuleo praetendens flumina regno: In the latter text, the introduction of this type of cults is attributed to the mythical igure of Tethka6. If we understand the concept of religion in a broader sense than Meyer, we could also mention a reference to the hospitality of Slavic tribes found in Priscus Panopolita’s History fr. Furthermore, I would like to compare Procopius’ descriptions of these savageries to Photius’ account of the Russian attack on Constantinople in Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Retrieved from ” https: Little is known about his personal life, but it seems he was a convinced pagan: Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? It seems thus that it was not chosen at random, unlike the ways of killing people in Photius’ account, but it was precisely the way in which these prisoners had gtohico be dealt with.

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Log In Sign Up. Skip to main content. A Companion to Ancient Epic. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. He also states that they worshipped rivers, nymphs, and some other divine beings da…monej and gothlco information can be checked in other sources, too, such as the Homiliary of Opatovice sermon 5, p.

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