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The Origin and Deeds of the Goths

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Iordanis, known in English as Jordanes (also Jordanis'), was a 6th century bureaucrat of the Eastern Roman Empire, who turned his hand to history late in life. Though he wrote a history of Rome (Romana), the book most of interest to us now are the manuscripts the source of De origine actibusque Getarum (The Origin and Deeds of the Goths), or Getica, written in Latin (proba ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published July 27th 2007 by Dodo Press (first published 551)
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Josiah
I feel lucky to have read this. I'm going to translate it back into Gothic this year.
Volsung
i.e., Jordanes' "Origins and Deeds of the Goths," translated by Charles Christopher Mierow. It has been noted that Mierow's grasp of the Gothic language (unlike his grasp of Latin) is quite poor. However, it is otherwise a good commentary on, and translation of, Jordanes' important history.
John Yelverton
A pretty fascinating read about a rather ignored section of ancient history. A bit compact, but still well worth your time.
Yann
Première mention des finnois dans un texte de l'antiquité que je rencontre
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