Re: [tied] Re: Your historical timeline

From: george knysh
Message: 35275
Date: 2004-12-03

--- alex <alxmoeller@...> wrote:

> george knysh wrote:
> >> Thermidava.
> >
> > GK: I merely suggested that there was no way
> of
> > proving when exactly and under what circumstances
> this
> > city was founded. One may argue for just about any
> > period prior to 130 AD. My real point was that one
> > city, no matter when founded, was hardly
> sufficient
> > evidence to bolster Marius' contention about the
> > pre-Roman nature of certain Albanian linguistic
> > traits.
> Thermidava could have been build at last in the time
> of Burebista, I will
> say. A later time seems imposible due the Roman
> occupation of the region.

****GK: I don't see the impossibility I'm afraid. The
Illyrians retained much autonomy under Roman rule,
even after their rebellions. And the emergence of a
Dacian-named city presents a historical problem no
matter what time one picks for this. In any case it
would be an enclave, hardly determining the political,
ethnic, or linguistic identity of the broader

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