posted on 02/14/2003 1:30:46 PM PST
The Thracian tribes were ruled by a powerful warrior aristocracy rich in gold treasures.
Sounds like Celts to me.
posted on 02/14/2003 1:38:22 PM PST
(He who controls the definitions controls history.)
Nobody is ever going to figure out that region formally known as Yugoslavia. Years of DNA testing wouldn't be able to solve the mystery, and the best thing is to leave the denizens alone.
posted on 02/14/2003 1:43:04 PM PST
To: Carry_Okie; blam
posted on 02/14/2003 1:45:32 PM PST
( Isaiah 55:10,11)
posted on 02/14/2003 3:08:34 PM PST
posted on 02/14/2003 4:25:03 PM PST
(I hope war breaks out soon so we can relax.)
Hmmmm, nothing about wild drunken orgies where frenzied women tore men to shreds.
No, wait, that was one of MY memories.
posted on 02/14/2003 4:28:42 PM PST
(Jeremiah 51:24 ..."..Before your eyes I will repay Babylon for all the wrong they have done in Zion")
Herodotus, Book VII, Chapters 110-111 (describing Xerxes' progress through this area on the way to Greece):
Here are the Thracian tribes through whose territory he travelled: the Paeti, Cicones, Bistones, Sapaei, Dersaei, Edonians, and Satrae. Some of them lived on the coast, and they went along with their ships, while the inland tribes from this list of mine were all forcibly conscripted into the land army--all except the Satrae, that is.
The Satrae have never been subject to anyone, as far as we know; they are the only tribe in Thrace to have retained independence all the way up to my day. They live in a region of high mountains which are thickly wooded with all kinds of trees and covered with snow; they are also extremely good fighters. They are the ones who have the oracle of Dionysus in the highest part of the mountain range in their country. The pronouncements at this shrine are interpreted by the Bessians, a sub-tribe within the Satrae, and as at Delphi it is a prophetess who is the mouthpiece, and her utterances are no more elaborate than those of her counterpart at Delphi.
Drunk buggers eh?
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I was sincere in my belief that I would be getting offline and going to bed. But I haven't done it yet. Thanks vannrox for this old topic.
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posted on 11/28/2004 7:21:56 PM PST
("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
Interesting. I know Celts went to Anatolia and Ural Mountains. I belive Tocharian language is a Celtic language.
posted on 11/28/2004 8:05:54 PM PST
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