From: george knysh
> > > "Suebi" is aGermanic
> > > large ethnic identifier. It refers to all
> > > populations east of the Chatti, Chauci, andCimbri. It
> > > is a label, as Tacitus states, which applies tomore
> > > than one "nation", indeed to more than one halfof
> > > "Germania".it
> > Yup. It is a confederation. And at Tacitus' time
> > has grown to that size.But I do.
> GK: Surely you can't mean this.
> Whatever Tacitus'least,
> "Suebians" were, they were not, all together at
> a political community (nor indeed, all together, aGermania
> cult community). Anyone who reads through the
> sects.39 to 45 can see this immediately.How? Because they are different? So are the states of
> Tacitus doeseven
> recognize some religious associations among some of
> his "Suebians", but there is nothing "global",not
> the hair style(!cf. sect,.39) "Suebia" is a purelyI don't think it was a confederation about hairstyles.
> geographical conception (?)****