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Cassiodorus Jordanes and the history of the Goths

studies in a migration myth

by Arne Sby Christensen

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Published by Museum Tusculanum Press : University of Copenhagen in Kbenhavn .
Written in English


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StatementArne Sby Christensen.
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LC ClassificationsD:DE
The Physical Object
Pagination391 p. ;
Number of Pages391
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22517871M
ISBN 108772897104

  Ben M. Angel's summary: Hulmul was the second of the line of Jordanes' progenitors of the Amal Dynasty. Apparently, J. Grimm in proposed that Hulmul was the same as the father of legendary Danish King Dan I and legendary Angle king Angul Children: Augis, Progenitor of the Amals. Jordanes was asked by a friend to write Getica as a summary of a multi-volume history of the Goths by the statesman Cassiodorus that existed then but has since been lost. Jordanes was selected for his known interest in history and because of his own Gothic background.

Among Cassiodorus's works were his History of the Goths, preserved in the abridgment by Jordanes Jordanes, fl. 6th cent., historian of the Ostrogoths, b. in the lower Danube region. His History of the Goths, an abridgment of the lost work of Cassiodorus, is the only extant source for Ostrogothic history and one of the few works written in. De origine actibusque Getarum (The Origin and Deeds of the Getae Goths), De Rebus Geticis: O. Seyffert, ; De Getarum (Gothorum) Origine et Rebus Gestis 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 Goths, which is now lost.

  The Gothic history of Jordanes in English version; by Jordanes, 6th cent. Publication date Topics Goths Publisher Princeton, Univ. Press Collection robarts; toronto Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor Robarts - University of Toronto Language English. 26 Pages: The Goths (Gothic: Gutans) were an East Germanic spoke the Gothic language. Jordanes was a scholar from the 6th century who wrote a summary of a twelve volume work by Cassiodorus about the Goths. Jordanes work is commonly called original work by Cassiodorius was lost, Getica is the only surviving contemporary account about the Goths.


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

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. Jordanes, (flourished 6th century ad), historian notable for his valuable work on the Germanic tribes. Jordanes was a Goth who, although not a scholar, devoted himself to writing history in Latin.

His first major work, De origine actibusque Getarum (“On the Origin and Deeds of the Getae”), now commonly referred to as the Getica, was completed in 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. Cassiodorus Jordanes and the Cassiodorus Jordanes and the history of the Goths book 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, thus giving them a history of more than two thousand years.

Jordanes, the historian, preserved much of the Goths' history and legendary pre-history. 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.5/5(4).

Get this from a library. Cassiodorus, Jordanes and the history of the Goths: studies in a migration myth. [Arne Søby Christensen] -- 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.

Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. search Search the Wayback Machine. Featured texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection Full text of "The Gothic history of Jordanes in English version;".

As part of the Gorgias Handbook Series, this book provides a political and military history of the Sasanian Empire in Late Antiquity (s to CE).

The book takes the form of a narrative, which situates Sasanian Iran as a continental power between Rome and the world of the steppe nomad. 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 reconsidered. of the Goths, to reemerge from the historia Romana, the general goal of each tribe history") 12 Wolfram also refers to "the Origo Gothica, the work of Cassiodorus in the version of Jordanes."'13 Out of the three possibilities mentioned, the only one that concretely exists is.

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 (see. that Jordanes was an incompetent and that his Getica in particular amounts to nothing more than a simple summary of Cassiodorus' lost History of the Goths (commissioned, if not completed, before )2 and can therefore be safely exploited as a repository of Cassiodoran culture and opinion.' 1.

Thus Jordanes wrote both his works at a grim moment in Byzantine history, when the Gothic war seemed to be stretching on forever for the Byzantines (but was a hopeless cause for the Goths), when the emperor Justinian was again (and grieving over Theodora, who had died in ) without an obvious heir, when the Three Chapters controversy seemed.

The Origin and Deeds of the Goths | Thank you for checking out this book by Theophania Publishing. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you soon.

We have thousands of titles available, and we invite you to search for us by name, contact us via. 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/5. However, the extent to which Jordanes actually used the work of Cassiodorus is unknown.

It is significant as the only remaining contemporaneous resource that gives the full story of the origin and history of the Goths. Another aspect of this work is its information about the early history and the customs of Brand: Jordanes gives a Gothic view of their History, in contrast to the Latin and Greek Historians, such as Procopius, who give us the Roman view of the Goths.

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 /5(16).

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 was asked by a friend to write this book as a summary of a multi-volume history of the Goths (now lost) by the statesman Cassiodorus. He was selected for his known interest in history (he was working on Rome's), his ability to write succinctly, and because of his own Gothic background.

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 background/5().

History and geography in late antiquity by A. H Merrills (); The narrators of barbarian history (A.D. ): Jordanes, Gregory of Tours, Bede, and Paul the Deacon by Walter A Goffart (Book); Cassiodorus, Jordanes and the history of the Goths: studies in a migration myth by Arne Søby Christensen (Book).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 an edition of the Getica.

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.