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Ostrogoths
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Gothic people in the 5th and 6th cents. AD, going back to the Greuthungi, who fell under the Huns' rule after AD 375; these were already referred to as O. or Austrogoths (SHA Claud. 6,2). Iord. Get. 98f. mentions king Ostrogotha as the mythical eponym, who seems to have still ruled over all the Goti in the 3rd cent. AD. Indeed, after a long period of time without a king under Attila's supremacy, the O. gathered around the Amali brothers Valamir, Thiudimir and Vidimir (Amali). Valamir had the command over his brothers. In the battle at the Nedao in 454, the O. wer…

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Schwarcz, Andreas (Vienna), “Ostrogoths”, 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 05 July 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e902140>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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