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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Such a behaviour, however, would be better under- standable if those were some sorts of ritual sacriices. In fact, he was granted the rank of vir illustris.

Bellp, 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. Click here to sign up. Cretaque, si verax narratur fabula, vidit Minoum rupto puerum prodire sepulchro, quem senior vates avium clangore repertum tothico restituit: Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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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.

Little is known about his personal life, but it seems he was a convinced pagan: 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. He was well rewarded for his political engagement. Images with borders lead to more information.

Corn-land was gohtico with dead bodies, roads were obstructed, forests took on a wild and desolate aspect because of corpses rather than because of bushes and solitude, caverns were illed up, mountains, hills, ravines and gullies difered in no way from city cemeteries.


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Proco- pius remarks that they did this just with the cattle that the barbarians were not able to take with them to their homeland.

Even ater the christianization of the Slavs these types of cults survived in popular beliefs; see Barford 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. 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.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Radford, The Lost Girls: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. See my copyright page for details and contact information. Faenza, January 1, Language: Romanos commovit atrox iniuria patres, urgerent maiora licet, graviterque tulere, urbibus inter se claris de culmine rerum congressis, aliquid gentes audere minores.

Prospera sed quantum nostrae spes addita menti, tantum exempta Getis, qui vertice proximus astris post Alpes iam cuncta sibi promisit apertas nil superesse ratus, postquam tot lumina pubis, tot subitos pedites, equitum tot conspicit alas cinctaque fluminibus crebris ac moenibus arva seque velut clausum laqueis, sub pectore furtim aestuat et nimium prono fervore petitae iam piget Italiae, sperataque Roma teneri visa procul.

Retrieved from ” https: 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. Nonne videbantur, quamvis adamante rigentes, turribus invalidis fragiles procumbere muri ferrataeque Getis ultro se pandere portae?


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].

Help Center Find new research papers in: Others gothco 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. For other uses, see Claudianus. Ipso Roma die nec adhuc ostenditur auctor personuit venisse ducem, laetisque Quirites vocibus auspicium certi plausere triumphi, muniti Stilichone suo.

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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. His most important non-political work is an unfinished epicDe raptu Proserpinae “The Abduction of Belol “.

In a well known passage of this work Procop. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Tandem supplicium cunctis pro montibus Alpes exegere Getas; tandem tot flumina victor vindicat Eridanus. The historical or political poems connected with Stilicho have a manuscript tradition separate from the rest of his work, an indication that they were likely published as an independent collection, perhaps by Stilicho himself after Claudian’s death.

In other projects Wikiquote Wikisource. In the latter text, the introduction of this type of cults is attributed to the mythical igure of Tethka6.

I would like to draw attention to another interesting passage of the same work Procop.