Greuthungi
(197 words)

[German version]

Gothic people of the 4th cent. AD, also called Grauthingi (S HA Probus 18,2), Greothingi (Hydatius, Chronica, sub anno 385; Chron. min. 2,15), Greothyngi (Chron. min. 1,244) or Gruthungi (Claud. in Eutropium 2, 153; 196; 399; 576; Claud. Panegyricus de IV consulatu Honorii 623ff.) or Γρουθίγγοι (Suda s.v. Σκήψας) and often considered to be Scythians. Also named Ostrogothi or Austrogoti (S HA Clod. 6,2) with whom they occur mixed, for instance by Claudianus (Pan. Lat. de IV consulatu Honorii 624-636). Under their king Ermanaric from the stirps regia of the  Amali, they …

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Schwarcz, Andreas (Vienna), “Greuthungi”, 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 21 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e427840>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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