Re: [tied] a help for Piotr

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 15012
Date: 2002-09-03

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From: alexmoeller@...
Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2002 6:20 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] a help for Piotr

> Look at this please: there are two folks in Balcans. Albanian and Rumanians. Albanians say about themselfs,  they are illirian , Rumanians say about themself , they are dacians. They are indeed geographicaly, in the place where once illirians and dacian. lived.
This is precisely why they identify themselves with the ancient Illyrians and Dacians, respectively. The identification has become part of their romantic national mythology, often reinforced by a history of territorial claims and political disputes about "historical rights". Do you know that there is a Slovene movement (very active on the Internet) advocating "a new look" at Slovene history? They identify the Slovenes with the ancient Veneti, and "decipher" the Venetic language (sometimes in combination with Etruscan) as an early form of Slovene.