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Gothi Fire Signals?

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  • murraydahm
    Hi all, Does anyone know of any reference to gothic fire signals? Ammianus talks of a signal peculiar to their race to gather the disparate groups together
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 21 3:22 PM
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      Hi all,

      Does anyone know of any reference to gothic fire signals? Ammianus
      talks of a signal 'peculiar to their race' to gather the disparate
      groups together but this is usually assumed to be the 'doleful
      trumpets (triste soantibus classicus - sp?)' he speaks of earlier.
      However, Gibbon says they were fire signals but doesn't say where he
      got this from.

      Does any one know of any instances of Goths (or other barbians in the
      4th C AD) sending messages by fire signal? Refs would be greatly
      appreciated.

      Cheers

      Murray
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