PART ONE: FAMOUS PASSAGE FROM JORDANES’ GETICA
“Introrsus illis Dacia est, ad coronae speciem arduis Alpibus emunita, iuxta quorum sinistrum latus, qui in aquilone vergit, ab ortu Vistulae fluminis per inmensa spatia Venetharum natio populosa consedit, quorum nomina licet nunc per varias familias et loca mutentur, principaliter tamen Sclaveni et Antes nominantur. Sclaveni a civitate Novietunense et laco qui appellatur Mursiano usque ad Danastrum et in boream Viscla tenus commorantur: hi paludes silvasque pro civitatibus habent. Antes vero, qui sunt eorum fortissimi, qua Ponticum mare curvatur, a Danastro extenduntur usque ad Danaprum, quae flumina multis mansionibus ab invicem absunt. Ad litus autem Oceani, ubi tribus faucibus fluenta Vistulae fluminis ebibuntur, Vidivarii resident, ex diversis nationibus adgregati; post quos ripam Oceani item Aesti tenent, pacatum hominum genus omnino. Quibus in austrum adsidet gens Acatzirorum…”
(Near their left ridge [it appears he is talking about the Carpathians], which inclines toward the north, and beginning at the source of the Vistula, the populous race of the Venethi dwell, occupying a great expanses of land. Though their names are now dispersed amid various clans and places, yet they are chiefly called the Sclaveni and Antes. The abode of the Sclaveni extends from the city of Noviodunum and the lake called Mursianus to the Danaster, and northward as far as the [Vistula?]. They have swamps and forests for their cities. The Antes, who are the bravest of these peoples dwelling in the curve of the sea of Pontus, spread from the Danaster to the Danaper, rivers that are many days’ journey apart. But on the shore of Ocean, where the floods of the river Vistula empty from three mouths, the Vidivarii dwell, a people gathered out of various tries. Beyond them the Aesti, a subject race, likewise hold the shore of Ocean. To the south dwell the Acatziri…)
PART TWO: THE SOURCE OF THE ABOVE LANGUAGE ALONG WITH “ALTERNATIVE” SPELLINGS IN THE MANUSCRIPTS
Where could this lake be? Most historians, archeologists, Slavologists and academiologists have no idea and they readily admit it. Best definite answer so far: somewhere in Romania… But maybe the problem is that from 1861 it has been de rigueur to refer to the lake with an “r” as Mursianus but before that it was just Musianus. What gives?
PART THREE: ON BUCELINUS OF THE BENEDICTINE ORDER AND HIS WRITINGS
From Ueber den Bodensee. Ein Versuch By Georg Leonhard Hartmann
PART FOUR: IN WAIT FOR THE COUP DE GRÂCE
We’re not quite serious…
or are we?
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