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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Faenza,8vo stralcio con copertina posticcia muta, pp. Proco- pius remarks that they did this just with the cattle that the barbarians were not able to take with them to their homeland.

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Others they shut in their huts together with the cattle and sheep that they were unable to carry with them to their homeland and mercilessly set them on ire.

It would be rather unexpected that, in the context of their incursion on the other side of the river Danube, the Slavs would stop to make all the preparations necessary for those types of slayings for no reason at all. Nicholas I Patriarch of Constantinople. Pages are indicated as in “from” “to”, for example: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Nec minus accepto nostrae rumore cohortes sic ducis urget amor properantibus undique signis conveniunt, visoque animi Stilichone recepti singultus varios lacrimosaque gaudia miscent: Letters, Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard University. Instead, when death is getting close to them, either when sickness strikes them or when they get ready for war, they promise that, if they escape, they will make a sac- riice to the god in exchange for their life and once they have escaped, they sacriice whatever they have at hand, believing that they have bought their safety thanks to that sacriice.

Focusing speciically on the religious aspects of his description of the Slavs, the reference to a supreme god, master of the lightning, its well with the information about Perun that later sources provide, regardless of whether this god was or not already named in that way4.


Views Read Edit View history. It would thus be a similar case to that of the previously quoted passage of the Gothic War. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Germania quondam illa ferox populis, quae vis instantibus olim principibus tota poterat cum mole teneri, iam sese placidam praebet Stilichonis habenis, ut nec praesidiis nudato limite temptet expositum calcare solum nec transeat amnem, incustoditam metuens attingere ripam.

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It would thus be a very valuable source for our knowledge of Slavic pre-Christian religion. An obscure nation […] as a wild boar has devoured the inhabitants of the land like grass, or straw, or a crop O, the God-sent punishment that befell us!

In the irst place there is a descrip- tion of a ritual of impalement. Furthermore, I would like belllo compare Procopius’ descriptions of these savageries to Photius’ account of the Russian attack on Constantinople in Nay, nor was the savagery stopped with human beings, but over all speechless animals, oxen, horses, fowl and others, which they fell upon, did their cruelty extend. Library resources about Claudian.

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Nec non et Stilicho pugnam poscentia movit pleno castra gradu dictisque instigat euntes: Amazon Drive Gothhico storage from Amazon. Ipso Roma die nec adhuc ostenditur auctor personuit venisse ducem, laetisque Quirites vocibus auspicium certi plausere triumphi, muniti Stilichone suo. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? In other projects Wikiquote Wikisource. The thicker the border, the more information. Sublimis in Arcton prominet Hercyniae confinis Raetia silvae, quae se Danuvii iactat Rhenique parentem utraque Romuleo praetendens flumina regno: He tothico states that they worshipped rivers, nymphs, and some other divine beings da…monej and this information can be checked in other sources, too, such as the Homiliary of Opatovice sermon 5, p.

Capaldo et alii dirs. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. It would thus seem that the three ways in which the Slavenes used to kill their en- emies, according to this passage of De bello Gothico, are not accidental. I would like to draw attention to another interesting passage of the same work Procop. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. II La civilisation, Paris, chapter 6 “Reli- gion, croyances et culte”, in: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


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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. We have some interesting parallels in this case. He is not usually ranked among the top tier of Latin poets, but his writing is elegant, he tells a story well, and his polemical passages occasionally attain an unmatchable level of entertaining vitriol.

His most important non-political work is an unfinished epicDe raptu Proserpinae “The Abduction of Proserpina “. I am very grateful to Prof. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Remember me on this computer. Help Center Find new research papers in: It is generally agreed that Procopius’ History of Wars, and speciically his Gothic War, is our oldest source1 for the study of Slavic pre-Christian religion. English Choose a language for shopping. 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 to be dealt with. Translation by Mango It is not the aim of my paper to analyse once more this well known passage, ed it was important to show how the information provided by Procopius concerning pagan Slavic religion seems to have a gohico basis.