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  Pelasgians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Whether the Pelasgian language was pre-Indo-European or not, and the extent to which it was a single language or not, are modern disputes that are colored by contemporary nationalist issues.
Scholars have since come to use the term "Pelasgian", somewhat indiscriminately, to indicate all the autochthonous inhabitants of these lands before the arrival of the Greeks; a number of other recent theories as to their nature are also discussed below.
The ethnonym Pelasgoí (Pelasgians) is of unknown etymology.
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 Wikipedia: Pelasgians
Pelasgians is a classical Greek historians' and mythographers' term for the ancient autochthonous ("indigenous"), non-IndoEuropean peoples of Greece and the Aegean.
He alludes to other districts where Pelasgian peoples lived on under changed names; Samothrace and Antandrus in Troas are probably instances of this.
The Colchian, Pelasgian, Trojan, and Minoan were closely related worlds, and for practical purposes of study can be considered as constituting one single world, a world reflected in the great epic of Homer" [1].
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 Pelasgians
Pelasgians was a name applied by Greek writers to a prehistoric people whose traces were believed to exist in Greek lands.
He describes actual Pelasgians surviving and mutually intelligible (a) at Placie and Scylace on the Asiatic shore of the Hellespont, and (b) near Creston on the Strymon; in the latter area they have “Tyrrhenian” neighbours.
Elsewhere "Pelasgian" in Herodotus connotes anything typical of, or surviving from, the state of things in Greece before the coming of the Hellenes.
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 Pelasgians
Pelasgians were also one of the ancient peoples of Asia Minor.
From this tribal name, both Classical historians and archeologists have come to use the name "Pelasgian" to describe the inhabitants in the lands around the Aegean Sea and their descendants before the arrival of the waves of Greek-speaking invaders during the 2nd millenium BC.
Perhaps the least unlikely theory connects at least some of the Pelasgians with the Iberian-Caucasian cultures of the ancient Caucasus, known to the Greeks as the Colchis.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Pelasgians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Theories of a Pre-Indo-European origin of Albanians, that the Albanian language descends from a Pre-Indo-European language of southern Europe — Etruscan or Pelasgian — continue to be rejected by mainstream science, because the Albanian language is agreed by mainstream linguists to be an Indo-European language, descending from...
Whether Pelasgian was pre-Indo-European or not, and the extent to which Pelasgian was a single language are modern disputes that are colored by contemporary nationalist issues.
Pelasgians is a name applied by ancient Greek writers to a group of people who dwelled in several locations as neighbors of the Greeks, and spoke a different language.
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 PELASGIANS - LoveToKnow Article on PELASGIANS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He describes actual Pelasgians surviving and mutually intelligible (a) at Placie and Scylace on the Asiatic shore of the Hellespont, and (b) near Creston on the Strymon; in the latter area they have Tyrrhenian neighbors.
In this sense all Greece was once Pelasgic ; the clearest instances of Pelasgian survival in ritual and customs and antiquities are in Arcadia, the lonian districts of north-west Peloponnese, and Attica, which have suffered least from hellenization.
106) as to the Pelasgian and Tyrrhenian population of the adjacent seaboard: also that Thucydides adopts the same general Pelasgian theory of early Greece, with the refinement that he regards the Pelasgian name as originally specific, and as having come gradually into this generic use.
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 Pelasgians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"Pelasgian" has since come to used indiscriminately by scholars to indicate all autochthonous inhabitants of these lands before the of the Greeks and in recent times it is being applied to the indigenous pre-Indo-European peoples the Caucasus and Asia Minor as well.
In Lemnos and Imbros he describes a Pelasgian who were only conquered by Athens shortly before 500 BC and in with this he tells a story of raids of these Pelasgians on Attica and a temporary settlement there of Hellespontine Pelasgians dating from a time "when the Athenians first beginning to count as Greeks."
Thirlwall among others expressed the view "that name Pelasgians was a general one like of Saxons Franks or Alemanni and that of the Pelasgian tribes had also one to itself".
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 Pelasgians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"Pelasgian" was a name applied by ancient Greek writers to groups of people who preceded the Hellenes and dwelt in several locations in Anatolia, the Aegean and mainland Greece, asneighbors of the Hellenes.
"Pelasgian" has since come to be usedindiscriminately by scholars to indicate all the autochthonous inhabitants of these lands before the arrival of the Greeks, and in recent times it iseven being applied to the indigenous, pre-Indo-European peoples of the Caucasus and AsiaMinor as well.
Thirlwall,among others, expressed the view "that the name Pelasgians was a general one, like that of Saxons, Franks, or Alemanni, and thateach of the Pelasgian tribes had also one peculiar to itself".
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 Pelasgians
The Pelasgians were successful in establishing themselves and their culture in the land and sea.
Apparently they espoused the existing cult worship of Hera, as there is still to be seen the ruins of a Temple dedicated to Hera which they built.
The myth of Helios' harnessing the sun to his chariot is said to date back to the Pelasgians.
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 Albanian Information - Albanian.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Moreover it is believed that of these cognate races, which are described by the ancient Greek writers as "barbarous" and "non-Hellenic," the Illyrians were the progenitors of the Ghegs, or Northern Albanians, and the Epirots the progenitors of the Tosks, or Southern Albanians.
This general opinion is borne out the statement of Strabo that the Via Egnatia or ®gitana, which he describes as forming the boundary between the Illyrians and the Epirots, practically corresponds with the course of river Shkumbini, which now seperates the Ghegs from the Tosks.
The Pelasgian Zeus, whose memory survives even today in the appellation of God as "Zot" by the modern Albanians, was worshiped at Dodona, where the most famous oracle of ancient times was situated.
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Pelasgians were pre-Hellenic, non Indo-European speaking people who inhabited the area long before the Greek migrations to the area started.
To Aeschylus and Sophocles Argos in the Peloponnese is the Pelasgian land.
Turkic speaking Pelasgians must have been direct kins of Central Asiatic Saka people who arrived in the Balkans and then onto some of the Aegean Sea islands in waves of migrations from Central Asia long before the 6th century B. and adapted themselves to the environment conditions of the area.
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 Pelasgians
[Pelasgians in Homer] [The Tyrrhenian connexion] [A Lydian connexion?
In the 5th century BCE the historians Hellanikos and Herodotos, and the tragedian Sophokles were connecting the Pelasgians (in the denotative sense) with Tyrrhenians.
In the 3rd century BCE pirates from Lemnos are styled Tyrrhenian; the historin Antikleides records that Pelasgians migrants, led by Tyrsenos, reach Italy after colonizing the islands of Lemnos and Imbros.
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 Veneds !?! - History Forum
Pelasgians: Generic name (not name of a single tribe) that was really an umbrella term to define the indigenous population of the Greek area.
Also, the Achaeans are refered as Pelasgians in a couple of passages in the Iliad, which is a piece of literature that precedes the classical Greece by a few centuries.
We could generally say that it is widely accepted that the “Pelasgians” are more or less the indigenous Greeks, and after the rise or migration in Greece of the other Greek tribes (Achaen being the first) got conquered and assimilated into the new dominant population.
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 Jacob's IEW Exercise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Because the Pelasgians were intelligent, although uncivilized, they soon learned how to build the walls higher.
When the water had soaked into the ground and receded into the sea, they found that some of their strongest walls were still intact.
The flood occurred during the reign of King Ogyges and because of this, it is often referred to as the Deluge of Ogyges.
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 Crete, Greek Mythology Link.
Tectamus sailed to Crete with Aeolians and Pelasgians and became king of the island.
Asterius 3 was son of Tectamus, who sailed to Crete with Aeolians and Pelasgians and became king of the island, and a daughter of Cretheus 1, son of Aeolus 1.
Tectamus, from whom Asterius 3 inherited the throne of Crete, was son of Dorus 1, eponym of the Dorians and son of Hellen 1, eponym of the Hellenes and son of Deucalion 1, the man who survived the Flood [Apd.3.1.2; Dio.4.60.2-3; Nonn.2.695].
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 Pelasgians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"Pelasgian" was a name applied by ancient Greek writers to groups of people who preceded the Hellenes and dwelt in several locations in Anatolia, the Aegean and mainland Greece, as neighbors of the Hellenes.
"Pelasgian" has since come to be used indiscriminately by scholars to indicate all the autochthonous inhabitants of these lands before the arrival of the Greeks, and in recent times it is even being applied to the indigenous, pre-Indo-European peoples of the Caucasus and Asia Minor as well.
The character of the ancient citadel wall at Athens has given the name "Pelasgic masonry" to all constructions of large, unhewn blocks fitted together with mortar, from Asia Minor to Spain, the massive character one might similarly call "cyclopean".
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 Pelasgians - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Greek references to Pelasgians are unanimously in agreement that they spoke a language or dialect that was different enough from Greek dialects so as not to be intelligible to Hellenes.
Scholars have since come to use the term "Pelasgian", somewhat indiscriminately, to indicate all the autochthonous inhabitants of these lands before the arrival of the Greeks, and in recent times some may apply "Pelasgian" to the indigenous, pre-Indo-European peoples of Anatolia as well.
In support of this interpretation, these theorists point to the passage where Herodotus deems the Hellenes a branch of the Pelasgians (Herodotus on the Pelasgians and the Early Greeks).
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 The Pelasgians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Pelasgians were the fl traders who penetrated the Aegean and Mediterranean before the Greeks and Romans.
The Pelasgians are mentioned by Herodotus (passim), Thucydides and other Greek historians, who locate them in various places in Greece, eg Larisa, Dodona and associate them with early religious practices.
Ridgeway regarded the Pelasgians as the dolichocephalic race who occupied the Mediterranean basin in the prehistoric period.
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 Nothing New Press: The Story of the Greeks Publisher’s Preface
The Pelasgi, or Pelasgians, were the primitive inhabitants of Greece, according to Herodotus.
Whether Inachus was an Egyptian or Phoenician is unclear, but both the Egyptians and Phoenicians, it appears, may have sprung from the same root, and established their tribes in the same location.
Could it be that the Pelasgians also had their origin in the root of the Phoenicians and the Egyptians, that is to say, from Ham, the son of Noah?
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 Pelasgians... - www.ezboard.com
The Achaeans were Pelasgians who had extend by Greece to Danube and came back in Greece during 2000-2300 when they attacked by the Illyrians and so the Aeolians you mention and so the Dorians.As for the Danaeans,those were Greeks of central Greece who had extend by Greece in Egypt(we always had many colonies,everywhere).
Ionians were the pelasgians who had extend by the Aegean basin in all over north-east region of Hemos peninsula,they were known and as Thracians too.The Achaeans were indigenous Mediterraneans and Continental people.
The Illyrians are related to the Pelasgians as the Albanians are realted to the Illyrians.
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 Pelasgians - Ancient Roman Empire Forums
One of the theory said that the year of pelasgians was equal to interval between harvests.
Pelasgians are also spoken of as dwelling in Crete (Odyss.
If one accepts that the 'Cyclopean'; architecture is in fact of Pelasgian origin, then by that deduction it would seem likely that the Mycenaeans were in fact mostly Pelasgians...
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