Pieštvės pilis Lietuvos gynyboje : legendinės Lietuvos pradžios pilis

Sklaidos publikacijos / Dissemination publications
Document Type:
Knygos dalis / Part of the book
Lietuvių kalba / Lithuanian
Pieštvės pilis Lietuvos gynyboje: legendinės Lietuvos pradžios pilis
Alternative Title:
Castle of Pieštvė in Lithuania's defense: a legendary castle
In the Book:
Seredžius / vyriausioji redaktorė Vida Girininkienė. Vilnius: Versmė, 2003. P. 87-101. (Lietuvos valsčiai ; kn. 9)
Vėliau paskelba leidinyje: Lietuvos lokaliniai tyrimai. 2007
Reikšminiai žodžiai: Pieštvės pilis; Pieštvės pilis, legendos, istorinių šaltinių apžvalga; Vokiečių Ordinas (Teutonic Order; Kryžiuočių ordinas); Pieštvę castle, legends, review of historical sources; The Crusader Order; The castle of Pieštvė.
Mitai. Legendos. Padavimai / Myths. Legends. Stories; Pieštvės pilis; Pilys. Tvirtovės. Bastėjos / Castles. Bastions. Fortresses; Vokiečių Ordinas (Teutonic Order; Kryžiuočių ordinas).
Crusader Order.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThe impressive confluence of the rivers Nemunas and Dubysa has a majestic mound and a significant history. [...] The theory of Lithuania's origin from the Romans was spreading in the 15th- 16th cent.-s. In the last decades of the 16th cent. the bard of Lithuania's grandeur Jonas Rodvanas in his heroic epos „Radviliada" (published in 1592) prolongs Lithuania's historical tradition, glorifies the Lithuanian origin from the Roman nobles, the arrival of Roman military leaders Libonas, Palemonas ant their settling in Lithuania. They built a new Roma here, in the mouth of blue-wave Dubysa... Honourable Kings come into being here one after another, i. e. the rulers of Lithuania spread, Mindaugas arises. Thus, the historical tradition states the exclusive significance of the Nemunas- Dubysa confluence, its environs at which the castle of Pieštvė arose. There is some keen Renaissance epoch wits in the legends mentioned above but most probably some historical truth is reflected in them as well. The nowadays science confirms the mutual relations that existed between the Roman Empire and the Baltic lands, the former trade links up to the Nemunas by the so-called "amber road" and by sea. It is known from the written sources a trade expedition headed by a Roman horseman to the Baltic seaside in the times of Neron (the 1st cent.) or a bit later. The Crusader Order tradition also mentions the contacts between the Ancient Rome and the Balts. [From the publication]

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