Title (eng)

Empire in Crisis: Gothic Invasions and Roman Historiography

Publisher

Fritz Mitthof

Gunther Martin

Jana Grusková

Publishing

Holzhausen

Description (eng)

The volume, which has emerged from an international conference of the same title, unites a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary contributions on invasions of Goths and other Germanic tribes into the Roman Empire, focusing primarily on the third century CE. The newly discovered fragments of the lost work Scythica by the third century historian Dexippus of Athens, the so-called Scythica Vindobonensia alias Dexippus Vindobonensis, which survived in a Greek palimpsest kept in the Austrian National Library in Vienna, have great impact on the study of this field. The contributions explore the Vienna fragments in their historical and historiographical contexts, from the Roman to the Byzantine Era, and the history of the invasions themselves.

Description (deu)

Der Band, der aus einer internationalen Tagung gleichen Namens hervorgeht, vereinigt verschiedene disziplinäre und interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf das Thema der gotischen und anderen germanischen Einfälle ins Römische Reich, besonders im 3. Jahrhundert n. Chr., das durch die neuen Fragmente aus dem verlorenen Werk Skythika des antiken Historikers Dexippos von Athen, die sog. Scythica Vindobonensia alias Dexippus Vindobonensis, die rezent in einem griechischen Palimpsest der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek in Wien entdeckt wurden, wichtige Impulse erhalten hat. Die Beiträge behandeln den historischen und historiographischen Kontext der neuen Fragmente, von der römischen bis in die byzantinische Zeit, wie auch die Einfälle als solche.

Object languages

English

German

Italian

Date

2020

Rights

Creative Commons License
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CC BY-NC 4.0 International

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Classification

Late Ancient History, Ancient Historiography, Goths, Germanic tribes, Invasions into the Roman Empire, the Third Century CE, Ancient Greek Literature, Dexippus, Scythica Vindobonensia, Dexippus Vindobonensis, Palimpsest, Balkans

ÖFOS 2012, Ancient history

ÖFOS 2012, Classical philology

ÖFOS 2012, Palaeography

BIC Standard Subject Categories, Ancient history: to c 500 CE (HBLA)

BIC Standard Subject Categories, Classical history / classical civilisation (HBLA1)

BIC Standard Subject Categories, Historiography (HBAH)

BIC Standard Subject Categories, Classical texts (DB)

BIC Standard Subject Qualifiers, Ancient (Classical) Greek (2AHA)

BIC Standard Subject Categories, Literary studies: classical, early & medieval (DSBB)

BIC Standard Subject Categories, Classical Greek & Roman archaeology (HDDK)

BIC Standard Subject Qualifiers, Ancient Greece (1QDAG)

BIC Standard Subject Qualifiers, Ancient Rome (1QDAR)

BIC Standard Subject Categories, Medieval history (HBLC1)

BIC Standard Subject Qualifiers, Byzantine Empire (1QDAZ)

BIC Standard Subject Categories, Palaeography (history of writing) (CFL)

BIC Standard Subject Categories, Material culture (JFCD)

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