> --- tgpedersen <tgpedersen@...> wrote:Maybe some of us know that these claims are totally inappropriate and
> > --- In cybalist@..., x99lynx@... wrote:
> > > Torsten wrote:
> > > <Yes, true. But as far as I can tell, your
> > "reappraisal" of
> > Jordanes' account
> > > is based what on nothing else than what you would
> > wish to be the
> > case.>
> > >
> > >(Steve) I don't think there's anyone on this list
> who buys
> > Jordanes'
> > account 100%,
> > > word-for-word, as accurate history.
> > (Torsten)I do. As a working hypothesis until proven
> *****GK: This would mean accepting the view that Berig
> brought his Goths over from Scandza ca. 1500 BC, and
> that Filimer led them into Scythian Oium some 150
> years or so later... Of course these deeply
> anachronistic relative datings are needed in the
> context of Jordanes' identification of the Goths with
> the Getae. But we know that this identification
> (rewritten from Cassiodorus)is totally inappropriate.
> As demonstrated earlier, Jordanes/Cassiodorus "prove"
> their point exclusively on the authority of Orosius,
> and the latter depends on Jerome. The Bethlehem
> Saint's arbitrary misperception can hardly be
> considered an adequate basis for reconstructing a
> scientifically accurate history. *******