300 YEAR “REPEATERS”
My claim that, during the 8th-10th century CE, Imperial Antiquity (1st-3rd c. CE), Late Antiquity (4th-6th c.) and the Early Middle Ages (8th-10th c. CE) run side by side, is stratigraphically justified.
That parallelism allows the reconnection of artificially separated sources resulting in more complete historical narratives.
I want to illustrate this recombination of sources by two examples.
(1) I compare two Jewish-Roman wars of the 1st/2nd and 4th/5th centuries, which lasted about 70 years. Though some 300 years apart, they are fought by the same legions.
However, wars and legions have material evidence only for one of the two periods.
(2) I also compare Roman wars from Scotland to the Balkans in the late 1st and late 4th centuries CE.
The reader will decide for himself whether the similarities over 300 years may be explained by chance alone.