PROCOPIUS Around The SLAVS
Procopius of Caesarea
is among the finest historians recently Ancient times. He was created around 500 and
died ca. 560, getting thus resided much
of his existence like a contemporary of Emperor Justinian (527-565). Procopius was an assessor
(legal consultant) on the employees of General Belisarius
and supported him on campaign in Mesopotamia, Africa, and Italia. His longest and many
important work contain past the wars of Emperor Justinian,
comprising two books around the Persian, two around the Vandal, three around the Ostrogothic wars, along with a final book ongoing the storyline on
the 3 fronts. The job covers the time 527-551 and is among the most
important sources for that sixth-century good reputation for the Empire and it is barbarian
neighbors. The excursus (digression)
around the Slavs in Book VII may be the longest description associated with a barbarian group in
the whole focus on Justinians wars, a sign from the special interest Procopius and the audience been on things Slavic. The excursus was probably designed in 550
or 551 based on information which Procopius may
have acquired through interviews with Sclavene and Antian mercenaries in Belisarius
army in Italia.
Translation from Procopius in Seven Volumes, by having an British
translation by H. B. Dewing, vol. 4 (London/New You are able to, 1924), pp. 269-273.
(VII. 14. 22-30). Of these
nations, the Sclaveni and also the Antae, aren’t ruled by
one man, however they have resided from of old within democracy, and therefore
everything that involves their welfare, whether permanently or ill, is
referred to folks. It’s also correct that in most other matters, practically
speaking, both of these barbarian peoples have experienced from ancient occasions exactly the same
institutions and customs. For they feel that certain god, the producer of
lightning, is alone lord of the things, plus they sacrifice to him cattle and
other victims but because for fate, they neither realize it nor will they in almost any
wise admit it has any power among men, but whenever dying stands close
before them, either stricken with sickness or beginning a war, they create a
promise that, when they escape, they’ll straightway create a sacrifice towards the god
to acquire their existence and when they escape, they sacrifice precisely what they
have guaranteed, and think about their safety continues to be bought with this particular same
sacrifice. They reverence, however, both rivers and nymphs and a few other
spirits, plus they sacrifice to any or all these also, plus they make their divinations
regarding the these sacrifices. They reside in pitiful hovels that they set
up far aside from each other, but, like a general factor, every man is continually
altering his host to abode. Once they enter fight, most of them go
against their enemy by walking transporting little shields and javelins within their
hands, however they never put on corselets. Indeed, a number of them don’t put on a
shirt or perhaps a cloak, but gathering their trews as far
regarding their private parts they enter fight using their opponents. And both
the 2 peoples also have exactly the same language, an absolutely barbarous tongue. Nay
further, they don’t differ whatsoever from each other to look at. For they’re
all extremely tall and stalwart men, while their physiques and hair are neither very fair or blonde, nor indeed will they
incline entirely towards the dark type, but they’re all slightly ruddy colored.
Plus they live a tough existence, giving no heed to bodily comforts, just like the Massagetae do, and like them, they’re constantly and also at
all occasions engrossed in filth however, they’re in no respect base or
evil-doers, however they preserve the Hunnic character in
its simplicity. Actually, the Sclaveni and also the
Antae really were built with a single name within the remote past for these were both known as Spori in olden
occasions, because, I guess, living apart one man from another, they inhabit
their country inside a sporadic fashion.
As well as in results of this actual fact they hold plenty of land for they
alone inhabit the finest area of the northern bank from the Ister.
A lot then might be stated regarding these peoples.
Squatting Slav TV vs. Antifa Cowards
Linklgas: "You're trying to intimidate people!"\n\n>proceeds to block off traffic and scream in people's faces
Torgrim85: SuperUnanswered Yet even they know not to fuck with him physically. He'll go a Slav on their asses lol. We can be crazy I'd we have too.
Peter Payne: SuperUnanswered Their main goal is to drown out whatever he says. They do not want an opposing view heard and their message questioned. Antifa is a cancer, and they deserve to be purged by fire. The police should abandon them and leave them to their fates.
Iceberg: Random Slavic guy shows up to your rally. Triggers you, you harrass him. He fucks your shit up with words and puts it on youtube.\n\n10/10 amazing work Slav, I'd give you a medal.
Bojan Nedeljkovic: Vasa Maric da jeste lepo rečeno i ako neznam da odgovorim :)
Taylor Bailey: "We have counter intelligence"\n\n"You mean computer nerds?"
PSC Zemark556: "thats just a little sign, a baby could make that" her look from that was priceless
Jonathan Arnold: PSC Zemark556 haha she literally had nothing to say after that.
PeferG17: You could see her safe space shattering before her very own eyes…
dangzard: that's just a little sign\na baby can make that\nthat girl's face 😮