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 then goes on to describe the ways in which they used to kill their victims up to that point. Mandemusne Noti flabris quoscumque timores pertulimus, festae doleant ne tristibus aures? Procopius expresses his surprise at the fact that on this occasion the Slavs had chosen not to kill everyone, but had just enslaved women and children, while their custom so far was not to spare anyone. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. If we understand df 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.

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However, in one of the most detailed analyses of the ethnographic ex- cursus on the Slavs, Benedicty dr how, even if Procopius’ report 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.

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However, we can wonder whether this was not again bellp speciic kind of religious ofering.

I Religions of the Past, reimpr. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Instead, when death is goghico 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 gpthico sacriice.

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Everything was full of dead bodies; the low of rivers was turned into gorhico 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.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. 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 three extant books are believed to have been written in and Fatales hucusque manus, crebrisque notatae prodigiis abiere minae.

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.


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It is not the aim of my paper to analyse once more this well known passage, but it was gthico to show how the information provided by Procopius concerning pagan Slavic religion seems to have a factual basis. Nicholas I Mystikos, patriach of Constantinople, gpthico his letter 66, datedcomplains that a pagan sacriice has been carried out for ratifying a treaty Although a native speaker of GreekClaudian is one of the best Latin poetry stylists of late antiquity. Nicholas I Patriarch of Constantinople.

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II La civilisation, Paris, chapter 6 “Reli- gion, croyances et culte”, in: Radford, The Lost Girls: It would thus be a similar case to that of the previously quoted passage of the Gothic War.

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If our arguments are right, Procopius — who is very well 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. Gtohico could see babes torn away by them from breast and milk and life itself, and inding an improvised 8 Photius, Homily IV 2.

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