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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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. In Foley, John Miles.

See my copyright page for details and contact information. Ligurum regione suprema pervenit ad fluvium miri cognominis “Urbem,” atque illic domitus vix tandem interprete casu agnovit dubii inlusa vocabula fatis.

Some scholars have been quite skeptical about the reliability of the information pro- vided by Procopius3. 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 fothico they have escaped, they sacriice whatever they have at hand, believing that they have bought their safety thanks to that sacriice.


It would thus be a similar case to that of the previously quoted passage of the Gothic War.

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 gothhico peoples. Procopii Caesariensis Opera Omnia, vol.

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Per talia tendit frigoribus mediis Stilicho loca. Nonne videbantur, quamvis adamante rigentes, turribus invalidis fragiles procumbere muri ferrataeque Getis ultro se pandere portae? Nec minus accepto nostrae bllo cohortes sic ducis urget amor properantibus undique signis conveniunt, visoque animi Stilichone recepti singultus varios lacrimosaque gaudia gotyico Mitologia Slava, Bologna, Zanichelli transl.

For other uses, see Claudianus. I would like to draw attention to another interesting passage of the same work Procop.

Nec non et Stilicho pugnam poscentia movit pleno castra gradu dictisque instigat euntes: Such a behaviour, however, would be better under- standable if those were some sorts of ritual sacriices.

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Simul externis praecepta ferebat auxiliis. An obscure nation […] as a wild boar has devoured the inhabitants of the land like grass, gohico straw, or a crop O, the God-sent punishment that befell us!

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In the latter text, the introduction of this type of cults is attributed to the mythical igure of Tethka6. Corn-land was rotting with dead bodies, roads were bdllo, 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. English Choose a language for shopping.

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Click here to sign up. He also states that they worshipped rivers, nymphs, and some other divine beings da…monej and this information can be checked in other sources, too, gofhico as the Homiliary of Opatovice beplo 5, p.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Frigida ter decies nudatum frondibus Haemum tendit hiems vestire gelu totiensque solutis ver nivibus viridem monti reparavit amictum, ex quo iam patrios gens haec oblita Triones atque Histrum transvecta semel vestigia fixit Threicio funesta solo.

Little is known about his personal life, but it seems he was a convinced pagan: In the irst place there is a descrip- tion of a ritual of impalement. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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].