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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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. In the irst place there is a descrip- tion of a ritual of impalement.

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The Roman senate honored him with a statue in the Roman Forum in The three extant books are believed to have gohtico written belloo and 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 gofhico hand, believing that they have bought their safety thanks to that sacriice.

It is not the aim of my paper to analyse once more this well known passage, but it brllo important to show how bell information provided by Procopius concerning pagan Slavic religion seems to have a factual basis.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Hoc quoque, quod veniam leti valuere mereri, si positis pendas odiis, ignoscere pulchrum iam misero poenaeque genus vidisse precantem. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. For they believe that one god, the bbello of the lightning, is the only lord of every- thing vothico 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 the latter text, the introduction of this type of cults is attributed to the mythical igure of Tethka6. Romanos commovit atrox iniuria patres, urgerent maiora licet, graviterque tulere, urbibus inter se claris de culmine rerum congressis, aliquid gentes gello minores. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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. This page was last gotyico on 7 Decemberat Get to Know Us. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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.

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Les regestes des actes du patriarcat de Constantinople, vol. He then goes on to describe the ways in which they used to kill their victims up to that point. Simul externis praecepta ferebat auxiliis. Click here to sign up. 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.

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Claudian was born in Alexandria. One could see babes torn away by them from breast and milk and life itself, and inding an improvised 8 Photius, Homily IV 2. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Procopii Caesariensis Opera Omnia, vol. 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.


Furthermore, I would like to compare Procopius’ descriptions of these savageries to Photius’ account of the Russian attack on Constantinople 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.

His work, written almost entirely in hexameters or elegiac coupletsfalls into three main categories: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Quis Musis ipsoque licet Paeane recepto enarrare queat, quantum Gradivus in illa luce suae dederit fundator originis urbi?

Claudian’s poetry is a valuable historical source, though distorted by the conventions of panegyric.

He was well rewarded for his political engagement. He wrote a number of panegyrics on the consulship of his patrons, praise poems for the deeds of Stilicho, and invectives directed at Stilicho’s rivals in the Eastern court of Arcadius. In Procopius’ text we 11 Edition and translation of the letter in Jenkins — Westerink It would thus be a similar case to that of the previously quoted passage of the Gothic War. Iam foedera gentes exuerant Latiique audita clade feroces Vindelicos saltus et Norica rura tenebant.

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A Companion to Ancient Epic. It would thus seem that the ee ways in which the Slavenes used to kill their en- emies, according to this passage of De bello Gothico, are not accidental.

However, in one of the most detailed analyses of the ethnographic ex- cursus on the Slavs, Benedicty showed 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 xe much as most of it can be compared to other sources that support his views.