“Sklavenia” (“Σκλαυηνία”) Revisited: Previous and Recent Considerations

Andreas Gkoutzioukostas


In this article the terms Σκλαυηνία mentioned in Theophylact Simocatta’s History (κατὰ τῆς Σκλαυηνίας πληθύος στρατοπεδεύεσθαι) and “Slawinia” attested in the Vita of St Willibald, Bishop of Eichstätt (“ad urbem Manafasiam in Slawinia terrae”) are re-examined. Contrary to recent interpretations, it is concluded that both terms are adjectives and not nouns, as I argued in a previous study on this topic. Some new arguments are added to support my view. 



Sklavenia, Theophylact Simocatta, Vita of St Willibald, Eichstätt

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