Re: Names of Heruls
- --- In gothic-l@y..., dirk@s... wrote:
> --- In gothic-l@y..., "Troels Brandt" <trbrandt@p...> wrote:Dirk
> > I did not ask about the Fennae. Taking your manipulation-theories
> > in other connections in consideration, I expect your answer on
> > the two questions about the midnightsun before opening the
> > discussion again. Take your time if that is what you need.
> as long as you accuse me of presenting 'manipulation-theories'
> there is really no point in discussing this matter further.
This must be a misunderstanding due to my language rather than an
evasion. I did not write that you were manipulating, if this is your
problem, but you have from the beginning accused Procopius to
manipulate both the names and the story about the Heruls in order to
show, that it was possible to repatriate the barbarians. Normally you
have referred to a theory about such a manipulation presented by
Goffart, but this motive does not cover the description of the
midnightsun and the source for that. This should also be a lie as it
- --- In gothic-l@y..., "faltin2001" <dirk@s...> wrote:
> --- In gothic-l@y..., "troels_brandt" <trbrandt@p...> wrote:Heruls'
> You cannot seriously assume that he was speaking of 'returning
> when he wrote about people from the island of Thule coming toDirk,
Actually this whole chapter of Gothic Wars was dedicated the
consequences of those "returning Heruls".
> BTW, I got two replies from Swedish archaeologists whom I contacted
> directly. One of them worked at the royal tombs at Uppsala, but
> of them completely reject the idea of East Germans (let aloneHeruls)
> having anything to do with Sweden. In fact, one of them calls thisa
> 'resilient myths' that has absolutely no foundation in archaeology.I already made my comments to such claims in MSG 5162.