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Assassinations in History
got slain, almost slain, when, how,
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The Greeks called foreigners in general
barbarians, which was a tad
on the politically incorrect side of
things considering the root of the
When the cheerful ancient European
couldn't understand a word of what a foreigner said, he made fun of
how he talked. Bar-bar would be equivalent to the English
blah-blah. Make the bridge to Blahblahrians...
Later, the word barbaros was
put into the dictionary of the ancient Greek. The word stood for
everything that was foreign, strange, or ignorant.
Much later, people looked up their
Latin dictionary and found the word barbaria, which meant
foreign country. In other words, the expression was so hip that
the barbarians (i.e. the Romans) decided to keep it.
When a historian talks about Barbarians,
he probably refers to any or all of the following tribes:
And here is the map of the Germanic
Migrations and Conquests, 150-1066:
GERMANIC MIGRATIONS AND CONQUESTS
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Roman Empire 5th Century: Routes of the Barbarian Invaders