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

Andreas Gkoutzioukostas

Abstract


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. 

 

Keywords


Sklavenia, Theophylact Simocatta, Vita of St Willibald, Eichstätt

Full Text:

PDF

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.