Cassiodorus and the Getica of Jordanes

@article{Croke1987CassiodorusAT,
  title={Cassiodorus and the Getica of Jordanes},
  author={Brian Croke},
  journal={Classical Philology},
  year={1987},
  volume={82},
  pages={117 - 134}
}
  • B. Croke
  • Published 1 April 1987
  • History
  • Classical Philology
T HROUGHOUT the nineteenth century devotees of source-criticism tended to dissect authors so minutely into their component sources that sometimes the original unity and purpose of a particular work were completely obscured. The sixth-century historian Jordanes, of Gothic extraction, was especially vulnerable to this sort of analysis and perhaps suffered from its application more than other authors, largely because of his style. By the standards of classical, Ciceronian Latin against which most… 

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