Troja: Results of the Latest Researches and Discoveries on the Site of Homer's Troy, 1882

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APPENDIX IV.
THE TEUTONIC KINSHIP OF TROJANS AND THRAKIANS.

BY KARL BLIND.

LONDON, Dec. 2, 1881.

TO DR. SCHLIEMANN.

DEAR FRIEND,

I believe it to be a thesis admitting of the clearest proof, that the Trojans, or Teukrians, were of Thrakian race; that the Thrakians were of the Getic, Gothic, or Germanic stock; hence, that the Trojans were originally a Teutonic tribe.

Like other Thrakians, the Trojans, in course of time, became partly Hellenized; therefore, of mixed culture--probably also of mixed speech. But the direct as well as the circumstantial evidence of their Thrakian, and consequently Getic or Gothic, connection, seems to me overwhelming in presence of historical testimony ranging over more than a thousand years; from Kallinos down to Jornandes.

Within the few pages of this letter, I can but make a rapid indication of some points. Kallinos and Herodotos mention the Trojans as Teukrians. At the time of Kallinos, these Teukrians were still the chief occupants of the Troad. The Paeonians (comp. Caesar's Germanic Pae-mani), a branch of the Thrakians, who lived on the Strymon (Strom), professed themselves to be a colony of Teukrians from Troy. The Teukrians--as Grote remarks-- are mentioned together with the Mysians* by Herodotos in such a manner as to show that there was no great ethnical difference between them. Now the Mysians (whom, together with Thrakians, Phrygians, and kindred tribes, we find as allies of the Trojans in Homer) were, according to Strabon and Stephanos, Thrakians who had come from Europe into Asia; and Strabon lays stress on the many Thrakian place-names in the Troad. No wonder a Thrakian city "Ilion" should have existed also in Europe.

The Phrygians, too, were a Thrakian people. Phrygians, Mysians, and the Bithynian branch of the Thrakians, according

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Compare the name of the sea-king Mysing in the Norse Skalda ("Menja and Fenja").

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