Gothic tribe, at the turn of the 4th/5th cents. AD arisen from the remains of the Tervingi, also known as the Vesi (the 'Good/Noble Ones'), who had settled Thracia and Moesia (Moesi) in the 4th cent. (Cassiodorus coined the pair of geographical opposites Ostrogothi-Vesegothi/Visigothi/Visigothae, understood as 'Eastern and Western Goths' in the 6th cent.). The term Vesi is also found referring to the V. in Sidonius Apollinaris.
Cite this pageSchwarcz, Andreas (Vienna), “Visigoths”, 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 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12210620>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
▲ Back to top ▲