constantine, a vaguely relevant ramble..
- hi there,
isn't italy quite a recent creation..? garibaldi and his revolutionary
chums had something to do with pulling all the different bits of italy
together in the 1800's, did they not?
i think the area had been saturated in goths and lombards and other
germanic adventurers before then. my own distant cousins, though our
particular mob specialised in sea raiding, not overland migrations.
raedwald and sigebert et al. in the land of the east saxons...long
history of mercenary work within the empire.
had some trouble with that christian king charlemagne back home but
here in the colonies it was safe enough as long as you were discrete.
- Right on Hannah. Back to lurking.
--- volcannah <hmgs@...> wrote:
>Who can promise, 'forever'
> > etc etc. Granted humans have allowed this to
> happen prehistoricly as
> > with the greta Biblical flood of 30,000 years ago.
> & the sinking of
> > Atlantis approx 12,500 years ago. And now our
> stupendous science is
> > allowing us to overpopulate the northern
> hemisphere to flip the
> Earth's crust right side up.
> OK "Ang-EL," I'm not the moderator so I can say
> whatever I want. I am
> sick of your not-even-pseudo-scientific new age
> drivel, which to me
> sounds just as bad, and anti-science/intellectualism
> as any
> fundamentalist "creationism." Either way, it is not
> only not relevant
> to the topic of this List, which is Mithraism, but
> it distracts one
> of our best participants, Dick Eney, from posting
> his usual astute
> insights. This is not a list for posting "ancient
> wisdom" twaddle or
> preaching about the fall of a nonexistent Atlantis
> or flipping the
> Earth's crust right-side-up, whatever that wacky bit
> This is a scholarly list for classical and religious
> studies, which
> concentrates on the ancient Roman religion of
> Mithras and its related
> subjects. If you have nothing to add about
> Mithraism, please take
> your second-rate apocalypticism and your fantasies
> elsewhere. You
> will no doubt protest as you are ever so fond of
> seeing yourself as a
> victim, but many on our List will agree with me.
> Yours, Hannah M.G. Shapero
And not lie?