Prehistoric Antiquities of the Aryan Peoples; A Manual of Comparative Philology and the Earliest Culture. Being the "Sprachvergleichung Und Urgeschichte" of Dr. O. Schrader

Prehistoric Antiquities of the Aryan Peoples; A Manual of Comparative Philology and the Earliest Culture. Being the "Sprachvergleichung Und Urgeschichte" of Dr. O. Schrader

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...the Romance languages (Span, espada, Fr. epee), and also into German (O.H.G. spatol, M.H.G. spaten), &c. (cf. Diefenbach, Orig. Europ., p. 422, and Diez, Etym. IF."4, p. 301). The bow and arrow, in common use among the inhabitants of the northern Italian pile-dwellings, have quite fallen into the background in the equipment of the Servian army, and even the body-of light-armed rorarii only use the javelin and the sling imported from Greece (funda: rfv$6vr), not the bow. It was only later Arms and sagitta. The latter is altogether obscure. The former recurs in Goth, arhvazna, "arrow" (arqo). In connection with what has been said above with regard to Sans, dhdnvan, O.N. dlmr and fir, G. roou, we may think of the German tree-names arfe, arbe (pinus Umbra); cf. author, B. B., xv. 290. that this weapon again became familiar to Rome in the hands of the auxiliaries and allies. In the way of defensive armour the name of the shield here too is a very primitive one. Lat. scutum (Ovpeos), originally the long, rectangular shield of the Samnites, undoubtedly belongs to the G. O-kvtos (kvtos) "hide, leather" (cf. raKos = Sans. tvac, &c). Clupeus, clipeus (anris) is the round, bronze shield, with which in the Servian army citizens of the first class were armed, while the second and third carried the scutum. As the round, bronze shield is obviously of Tuscan origin (M. J'ahns, Handbuch d. Gesch. d, Kriegswesens, p. 196), perhaps the word which designates it is also; at any rate, no satisfactory explanation for clupeus is forthcoming. The impression made on the Italian farmers by the introduction of the metal shield, which was strange of course to the piledwellers, may be recognised, as Helbig rightly remarks in Die Italiker in...show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236548061