A Companion to Ostrogothic Italy by Jonathan Arnold, Shane Bjornlie, Kristina Sessa

By Jonathan Arnold, Shane Bjornlie, Kristina Sessa

A significant other to Ostrogothic Italy is a concise but complete leading edge survey of the increase and fall of Italy’s first barbarian state, the Ostrogothic nation (ca. 489-554 CE). The volume’s 18 essays offer readers with probing syntheses of modern scholarship on key subject matters, from the Ostrogothic military and management to non secular range and ecclesiastical improvement, ethnicity, cultural achievements, urbanism, and the agricultural economic climate. considerably, the quantity additionally provides cutting edge reviews of hitherto under-examined themes, together with the Ostrogothic provinces past the Italian lands, gender and the Ostrogothic court docket, and Ostrogothic Italy’s environmental historical past. that includes paintings by way of a world panel of students, the amount is designed for either new scholars and experts within the box.

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See Heather, “Cassiodorus”; Barnish, “Genesis”; cf. 1; for summaries of the debate about the relationship between Cassiodorus and Jordanes, see Croke, “Latin Historiography”, pp. 361–7. 4–6, ed. Mommsen; Reimitz, “The Historian”, p. 43. 61 Heather, “Cassiodorus”. But see now Martin/Grusková, “Dexippus”. 62 Arnold, Theoderic, pp. 160–74; Wolfram, Gotische Studien, p. 154. In general, see Halsall, Barbarian Migrations, p. 489. 63 As a strategy of legitimation, the rhetoric of Amal legitimacy was situational and tuned to the aims and audiences of the respective texts—much as the stress on civilitas, the functional division of Goths and Romans, the martial valour of the Gothic gens, or the imperial quality of the Ostrogothic state.

19–20; idem, “Libertas”. 79 Anonymus Valesianus, 14–16 (81–94), ed. Rolfe; Barnish, “Anonymus Valesianus”. 80 Greatrex, “Justin i”, pp. 78–81. 5–6, ed. Duchesne, with Noble, “Papacy”, pp. 418–23; Goltz, BarbarKönig-Tyrann, pp. 400–25; Amory, People, p. 220; Sessa discusses the event in more detail in this volume. 82 Robinson, “Dead Boethius”; Bjornlie, Politics, pp. ”. 83 At the same time relations with the Vandal kingdom became strained after King Hilderic succeeded to the throne in 523; he pursued a policy of reconciliation towards the Nicene church in an effort to develop an alliance with the emperor.

Mommsen, p. 405; Moorhead, Theoderic, p. 54. See Sessa in this volume. 28 Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (hereafter CIL) X, 6850–52; Moorhead, Theoderic, pp. 47–48; Giardina, Cassiodoro, pp. 73–99, who suggests a connection with Cassiodorus and the court. 29 Suerbaum, Staatsbegriff, pp. 247–67; Giardina, Cassiodoro, pp. 124–31; Prostko-Postkynski, Utraeque res publicae, pp. 75–101. 30 Ennodius, Theoderich-Panegyricus, ed. Rohr; Näf, “Zeitbewusstsein”; Amory, People, pp. 112–20. 31 Collectio Avellana 113, ed.

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