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Hunni
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(Οὖννοι; Oûnnoi, Χοῦννοι; Choûnnoi), the Huns.

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A. History

Nomadic people, origin debatable. In all probability they came from central Asia shortly after the time of Christ. As Χοῦννοι (Choûnnoi) first mentioned in Ptol. 3,5,25 between  Bastarnae and Roxolani (additional later localizations in Amm. Marc. 2,1; Iord. Get. 36f.). Some of the Hunnic tribes moved to the Caucasus region; from the eastern Hunnic branch, several states emerged (Hephthalitae, Avares, Chazars and Protob…

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von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen), “Hunni”, 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 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e518500>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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