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Re: History of the Goth

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  • faltin2001
    ... read ... and ... to ... Julianus, ... new ... Whatever this is, it surely is not Gothic history;-) Dirk
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 15, 2004
      --- In gothic-l@yahoogroups.com, "rikeckhart" <rikeckhart@y...> wrote:
      > To understand the history and religion of the Goth it is good to
      read
      > the next sources:
      > - Herodotos History ch. 4:93 on Zalmoxis (8th century BC)
      > - Skeireins (in Wulfila-project)one of Wulfila's pupils
      > - Auxentius (a defender of Wulfila's anti-dogmatic theology)
      >
      > Katholic source's (of minor importance)are:
      > - Socrates
      > - Sozomen
      >
      > If I'm right the Gothic history starts in the 8th century BC
      > (according to Herodotos. They where defeded by the Persian king
      > Darius I and later on by Alexander the Great. After this defeat the
      > joined Alexanders army to conquer the Persians.
      >
      > The Goth were Christians in a very early stage (long before the
      > begining of the 4the centuriy. They were represented at the concile
      > of Nicea (325). They were called Arianists by the Katholics who did
      > not understand there philosophical point of view.
      >
      > There were good relations between Byzantium and the Goth, allthough
      > not allways. Emperor Valens conquered the Goth in the 3th century
      and
      > lost the battle, which proves that the Goth concisted of a uge and
      > well trained army.
      >
      > In the 4th century the Christian Goth conquer pagan Italy and try
      to
      > work together with the Katholics and Romans. See: Jordanes "Origins
      > and deeds of the Goth".
      >
      > In the 5th century the Christian Emperor of Constantinople
      Julianus,
      > with help of the Goth (called Bulgarians in Diaconus) conquers
      > Pagan/Katholic Rome and burns in down to the ground and starts a
      new
      > Western, Christian empire in Ravenna.
      >
      > After this revolutions Europe has one religion ('Katholic"), one
      > Bible and one Law (modernized Roman Law).
      >
      > This is in short Gothic history.
      >




      Whatever this is, it surely is not Gothic history;-)

      Dirk
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