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Cassiodorus, Jordanes and the history of the Goths

studies in a migration myth

by Arne SГёby Christensen

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Published by Museum Tusculanum Press in Copenhagen .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Europe
    • Subjects:
    • Cassiodorus, Senator, ca. 487-ca. 580.,
    • Jordanes, 6th cent.,
    • Germanic peoples.,
    • Goths.,
    • Civilization, Medieval.,
    • Europe -- History -- 392-814 -- Historiography..

    • Edition Notes

      StatementArne Søby Christensen ; [translated by Heidi Flegal].
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD137 .S63 2002
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 391 p. ;
      Number of Pages391
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3655185M
      ISBN 108772897104
      LC Control Number2002507945

      De origine actibusque Getarum (The Origin and Deeds of the Getae/Goths [n 1]), [1] or the Getica, [2] written in Late Latin by Jordanes (or Jornandes) in , [3] claims to be a summary of a voluminous account by Cassiodorus of the origin and history of the Gothic people, which is now lost. [4] However, we cannot assess the extent to which Jordanes actually used the work of Cassiodorus . Incorporating exciting new material that has come to light since the last German edition of , Herwig Wolfram places Gothic history within its proper context of late Roman society and institutions. He demonstrates that the barbarian world of the Goths was both a creation of and an essential element of the late Roman Empire.4/5(1).

        Jordanes is a Late Antique author, and both the genealogy and Amalasuentha's king-list recall only one Hunimund. The reference to Alaricus magnus (Getica ), also cited by Wolfram, is no problem; ‘great’ is an appropriate epithet for a Gothic history to use of the Goth who conquered by: Consequently, Cassiodorus and Jordanes created a Gothic history partly through an erudite exploitation of the names of foreign peoples, partly by using the narratives about other peoples' history as if they belonged to the Goths. xi, p. ; 25 cm. Cassiodorus, Senator, approximately approximately Cassiodorus, Senator, ca. ca.

      As Bishop of Crotona in Bruttium Jordanes would have lived not far from the monastery (monasterium Vivariense) to which Cassiodorus had retired in his old age. Here then is the one place where he might easily have obtained the twelve books of the Gothic History of Cassiodorus, 29 and his inability to refer to them later when he was actually. Jordanes, 6th cent,Cassiodorus, Senator, ca. ca. ,Mierow, Charles Christopher, b. Link to the book Embed a mini Book Reader 1 page 2 pages Open to this page? Finished. The Gothic history of Jordanes in English version. The Gothic history of Jordanes in English version ← Back to item details. PDF/ePub.


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Cassiodorus, Jordanes and the history of the Goths by Arne SГёby Christensen Download PDF EPUB FB2

Cassiodorus, Jordanes and the History of the Goths: Studies in a Migration Myth. This book is a study in the myth of the origins and early history of the Goths as told in the Getica written by Jordanes in AD Jordanes' work was an epitome or summary, from memory, of a now lost volume history of the Goths by Cassiodorus which Jordanes says that he had the opportunity to read at a three-day sitting.

It makes one Cassiodorus how much was irrevocably lost, as well as grateful for his efforts. The book is a reprint of a edition.5/5(4). This book is a study in the myth of the origins and early history of the Goths as told in the Getica written by Jordanes in AD Jordanes claimed they emigrated from the island of Scandza (Sweden) in BC, thus giving them a history of more than two thousand years.

He found this narrative in Cassiodorus' Gothic history, which is now lost. Cassiodorus Jordanes and the History of the Goths Book Summary: This book is a study in the myth of the origins and early history of the Goths as told in the Getica written by Jordanes in AD Jordanes claimed they emigrated from the island of Scandza (Sweden) in BC.

Jordanes, as he himself tells us a couple of times, was of Gothic descent and wrote this work as a summary of Cassiodorus' much longer treatment of the history of the Goths.

Because Cassiodorus' book no longer survives, Jordanes' treatment is often our only source for some of the Gothic history it describes. Cassiodorus, Jordanes and the History of the Goths: Studies in a Migration Myth - Arne Søby Christensen - Google Kitaplar This book is a study in the myth of the origins and early history of the Goths as told in the Getica written by Jordanes in AD Consequently, Cassiodorus and Jordanes created a Gothic history partly through an erudite exploitation of the names of foreign peoples, and partly by using the narratives about other peoples' history as if they belonged to the Goths.

The history of the Migrations therefore must be : Arne Søby Christensen. Author: Jordanes; Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express ISBN: Category: History Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» This English version first published in "For the first time the story of the Goths recorded in the Getica of Jordanes, a Christian Goth who wrote his account in the yearprobably in Constantinople, is now put in English form, as part of.

Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Full text of "The Gothic history of Jordanes in English version;". Glass of the Roman World. Glass of the Roman Empire illustrates the arrival of new cultural systems, mechanisms of trade and an expanded economic base in the early 1st millennium AD which, in combination, allowed the further development of the.

Jordanes: History of the Goths. Chap. The Devastation of the Goths in the Reign of Gallienus. While Gallienus was given over to luxurious living of every sort, Respa, Veduc, and Thuruar, leaders of the Goths, took ship and sailed across the strait of the Hellespont to Asia.

Cassiodorus, in full Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus, (born adScylletium, Bruttium, kingdom of the Ostrogoths [now Squillace, Italy]—died c. Vivarium Monastery, near Scylletium), historian, statesman, and monk who helped to save the culture of Rome at a time of impending barbarism.

During the period of the Ostrogothic kings in Italy, Cassiodorus was. De origine actibusque Getarum (The Origin and Deeds of the Getae [Goths]), commonly abbreviated Getica, written in Late Latin by Jordanes in or shortly after AD, claims to be a summary of a voluminous account by Cassiodorus of the origin and history of the Gothic people, which is now lost.

Jordanes (/ dʒ ɔːr ˈ d eɪ n iː z /), also written Jordanis or, uncommonly, Jornandes, was a Gothic 6th-century Eastern Roman bureaucrat who became an historian later in life. Jordanes wrote Romana, about the history of Rome, but his best-known work is his Getica, which was written in Constantinople about AD.

It is a 1-volume summary of the volume history of the Goths by the 6th-century writer Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus. Jordanes claims that he was able to reproduce only the general sense of Cassiodorus’ work because he had access to it for only three days.

De origine actibusque Getarum (The Origin and Deeds of the Gothsor the Getica, written in Late Latin by Jordanes in or shortly after AD, claims to be a summary of a voluminous account by Cassiodorus of the origin and history of the Gothic people, which is now lost.

However, the extent to Brand:   De origine actibusque Getarum, or the Getica, is a summary of the now lost account by Cassiodorus of the origin and history of the Gothic people. It tells of the great battles between the Goths and Romans, of the First Great Race War against Europe waged by the Huns under Attila, the Gothic involvement in the great sacking of Rome-and much Author: Jordanes.

The Gothic History Of Jordanes In English Version: With An Introduction And Commentary Hardcover – 13 August by Jordanes (Creator), Senator Cassiodorus (Author)Author: Senator Cassiodorus. Jordanes is both trying to creat a national history, woven in part from tribal memory and mythology, and intergrate this Gothic history into the broad swep of classical history, as represented by the world chronicle of Eusebius, Jerome, Orosius and such it is an essential text for the understanding of Fifth and sixth century history/5(16).

We have three sources for the details of Amalasuntha's life and rule: the histories of Procopius, the Gothic History of Jordanes (a summary version of a lost book by Cassiodorus), and the letters of Cassiodorus.

All were written shortly after the Ostrogothic kingdom in Italy was defeated. 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 (probably Jordanes' third language) at Constantinople about CE/5.

Jordanes was asked by a friend to write this book as a summary of a now lost multi-volume history of the Goths by the statesman Cassiodorus. He was selected for his known interest in history, his ability to write succinctly, and because of his own Gothic /5().A study in the myth of the early history of the Goths as told in the Getica written by Jordanes in AD Jordanes claimed they emigrated from the island of Scandza (Sweden) in BC, thus giving them a history of more than two thousand years.

He found this narrative in Cassiodorus's Gothic history, which is now lost.