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The Origin and Deeds of the Goths
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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Dark age European history
The Goths. Ostrogothic and Visigothic history and legend.
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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.