Gesimund
(87 words)

[German version]

Son of Hunimund the Elder, first Gothic king under Hunnish rule. In AD 376 he helped the Hunnish king Balamber to victory over the Amalian Vinitharius (Iord. Get. 248). Perhaps identical to Gensimund, who, although the kingship was offered to him as Amalian magister militum, declined in favour of the legitimate successors (Cassiod. Var. 8,9). PLRE 2,510 and [1. 26f.] consider the two to be identical; contrary [2. 254f.].

Bibliography

1 P. Heather, Goths and Romans 332-489, 1991

2 H. Wolfram, Die Goten, 31990.

Cite this page
Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) and Strothmann, Meret (Bochum), “Gesimund”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 14 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e423420>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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