Re: History of the Goth
- --- In email@example.com, "rikeckhart" <rikeckhart@y...> wrote:
> To understand the history and religion of the Goth it is good toread
> the next sources:and
> - 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
> lost the battle, which proves that the Goth concisted of a uge andto
> well trained army.
> In the 4th century the Christian Goth conquer pagan Italy and try
> work together with the Katholics and Romans. See: Jordanes "OriginsJulianus,
> and deeds of the Goth".
> In the 5th century the Christian Emperor of Constantinople
> with help of the Goth (called Bulgarians in Diaconus) conquersnew
> Pagan/Katholic Rome and burns in down to the ground and starts a
> Western, Christian empire in Ravenna.Whatever this is, it surely is not Gothic history;-)
> After this revolutions Europe has one religion ('Katholic"), one
> Bible and one Law (modernized Roman Law).
> This is in short Gothic history.