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Edited by: Crow Apr 14, 2011, 05:47pm #5
less pleasant thing for Crow
there is no `less pleasant thing for Crow`. Crow is familiar with primary facts of Proto-Slavic/Slavic history. Crow understand
Ancient Balkan-Baltic Danubian line, from what is today`s Serbia to the Lusatia and Rujan island was primordial and crucial (but not only) Proto Slavic line in Europe from where Slavs expanded in all other direction (that`s why Polish legends speaks of Polish Sarmatian/read Serbian origin). that`s why name of Serbians (once universal name of all Slavs) even today live on that very same Balkan-Baltic line.
Anyway, those Slavs (Sarmatians) who lived there, on that line, were first line of defense against advancing Roman Empire (later Teutons who were result of Roman/Slavic mixing on occupied territories). So later, when Rome turned to Christianity, those Slavs/Sarmats continued to resist even to it, considering that all what came from Rome was evil to them and imposed by force.
if ancestors of today`s Poles didn`t accept Christianity, they would be just among many exterminated western Slavs. Polani tribes on Wisla river actually had enough time to learn on the example of western most Slavs/Sarmats. Polani sow their tragedy and they were willing to avoid total defeat and so were more cooperative to the Roman/Teuton invaders.
Also, have in mind that destruction of Proto Slavic Balkan-Baltic line by Romans/Teutons had enormous moral impact on other Slavs. If there, where was old core, Proto Slavic civilization was forced to retreat, what could for themselves expect other Slavs. So, Sarmatians moved to live in legends. i say, better in legend then into oblivion. It must be hope for our wounded civilization.