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The Historical Value of Jordanes’ Getica

P. J. Heather

in Goths and Romans 332–489

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205357
eISBN:
9780191676581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205357.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the historical methods and materials of Jordanes. It looks at Jordanes' Getica, which is an account of Gothic history that includes an anachronistic account of the division of ... More


Dio Chrysostom, Synesius, and Julius Solinus

Joan E. Taylor

in The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199554485
eISBN:
9780191745911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554485.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

Dio Chrysostom wrote about the Essenes in a lost work, Getica. This is known only from one small comment in the work of Synesius. However, it is very important in that it is an independent source on ... More


After Rome: Interdynastic Marriage during the First Christian Centuries

John Watkins

in After Lavinia: A Literary History of Premodern Marriage Diplomacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707575
eISBN:
9781501708527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707575.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on interdynastic marriage during the first Christian centuries, focusing on three texts: Virgil's Aeneid, Jordanes's Getica, and Paul the Deacon's Historia langobardorum. The ... More


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