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Gothic people at the end of the 3rd and in the 4th cent. AD (Amm. Marc. 31,3,4; 31,5,1: Thervingi; Claud. De consulatu Stilichonis 1,94: Visi; Not. Dign. Or. 6,20; 6,61), first mentioned in AD 291 in the Genethliacus Mamertini 11,17,3. According to [1. 407], the name can be traced to the Gothic triu ('tree'). After the Goti split after AD 280, the T. settled as T. and Greuthungi in the woodlands to the east of Prut (Pyretus). In the 4th cent., they spread out in the east of Romania as far as the lower Danube (Istrus [1]) in the area of the Sântana de Mureş culture. In AD …

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Schwarcz, Andreas (Vienna), “Tervingi”, 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 25 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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