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December 21, 2015

A Heathen’s Concern for Germania: Understanding Tacitean Historiographical Problems

This is an interesting discussion of a source I’ve read in the past. I was aware of the problems with Tacitus’s use of the Germanic tribes as a ‘comparison’ with Roman society. It’s fairly clear that Tacitus cannot be considered a primary source, since he never witnessed any of the things he recounted himself. Archaeology and other sources need to be read in conjunction with Classical sources.

Source: A Heathen’s Concern for Germania: Understanding Tacitean Historiographical Problems

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What I did on my Holy Days: Day two

Midwinter’s Eve

I had a lovely meal cooked by candlelight, and my house is lit by candles. I plan to stay up as long as I can to watch as much of the night through as possible, but I also need to be up for sunrise tomorrow. Unfortunately I have to go to work tomorrow afternoon so I can’t stay up all night. It is most miffing.

What I did on my Holy Days: Day one

As I wrote in my previous post, I have decided that my observance of Yule began at sunset on 20th December – yesterday. I actually did celebrate, in a quiet way.

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Yule day 1?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…if you don’t mind wet, cold weather.

I do mind wet, cold weather, especially since I’ve spent a significant amount of time in train stations the last couple of days. It was siling down this afternoon in Harrogate. Continue reading “Yule day 1?”

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