Saturday, 16 July 2011

Romus and Romulus

According to its myth Rome had twin founders Romus and Romulus. Rome existed as a twin city. Only later Romulus was regarded as its sole founder reflecting a more closed view at a later stage. 

Byzantium in fact was also called Roma Nova, which is reflected in the area West of the Black Sea called Romania with a European Latin language. The gypsies also are more commonly named 'Romae'. Rome existed as a twin city Old and New Rome, which was Old Rome and Byzantium.  Old Rome was the discarded and unfinished first Roman empire.

Romus and Romulus were, according to the myth, of Trojan descent and it will be of no surprise that also Charlemagne had a Trojan descent through Pepin of Landen's descent from Hector. A descent from the Northern Region of the Black Sea, with its capital Odessa with a Sarmarian form of Judaism.

If the future political ambitions of the Pepins were ever to become a reality then the bond between the Franks and the Emperor in Byzantium formed a problem. The Arian faith of the empire was Jewish Christian being tolerant of individual creeds, even Trinitarian ones. But gradually the Jewish nobility had deviated towards the leading positions in a thoroughly feudal system. The Merovingian kings were a reflexion of that situation. 

The Pepins gradually ran into problems with the centre of the Empire in Byzantium even to such an extent that they were excommunicated. The only solution was a revival of old Rome, but Ravenna and the loyal Lombardi constituted a problem. 

Charles Martel divides up the Frankish kingdom in three parts where each of his sons, Carloman, Pepin (the Short) and Grifo will act as Mayor Domo in their part. 

The names of the Pepin Mayors are sort of a mystery. Of course even the Kings in those days did not have any family names yet. Apparently blood and family was not institutionalised in those days. 

Charlemagne really is a title not a name, it was 'the great man' and Carloman was 'the (male) son of man'. Hence apart from Pepin there was very little to go for regarding their names.

Since Byzantium was not standing by idly they were in need of a supernatural form of authority. Carloman will found a base on Monte Cassino, a monastery functioning as a army very Templar like, and carves out the basis for the future of the Pepins, whilst paving the way for a unified Frankish kingdom under Pepin the Short. 

Most genealogies make of Pope Stephan II an Orsini. But the Orsinis in Rome rose to prominence only after the year 1000 and they very well may have been Pepins originally or Bobone for that matter, the Bobone-Orsini family. Most likely, since a Papacy was needed in a resurrected Rome it was Carloman himself taking up that role and hence Pepin the Short was anointed by his own brother.

Byzantium and those forces in Europe loyal to that order, would not stand by idle and hence the conditions were sown for a long period of European wars, which only are attempted to be consolidated in our days. 

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