A Companion to Ostrogothic Italy by Jonathan Arnold, Shane Bjornlie, Kristina Sessa

By Jonathan Arnold, Shane Bjornlie, Kristina Sessa

A significant other to Ostrogothic Italy is a concise but finished leading edge survey of the increase and fall of Italy’s first barbarian nation, the Ostrogothic country (ca. 489-554 CE). The volume’s 18 essays offer readers with probing syntheses of contemporary scholarship on key issues, from the Ostrogothic military and management to non secular range and ecclesiastical improvement, ethnicity, cultural achievements, urbanism, and the agricultural economic system. considerably, the quantity additionally offers leading edge stories of hitherto under-examined issues, together with the Ostrogothic provinces past the Italian lands, gender and the Ostrogothic courtroom, and Ostrogothic Italy’s environmental background. that includes paintings via a world panel of students, the amount is designed for either new scholars and experts within the box.

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115–83; Meier, Anastasios, pp. 250–319; Moorhead, Theoderic, pp. 194–200. 68 Amory, People, pp. 206–19; Noble, “Papacy”, p. 417. See also Sessa in this volume. 69 Moorhead, Theoderic, pp. 199–200. 13, ed. a. 519, ed. Mommsen. 70 On Eutharic, see Wolfram, Goths, pp. 328–9; Heather, “Theoderic”, pp. 167–8. 71 Jordanes, Getica 251 and 297–9; Heather, “Cassiodorus”, pp. 106, 115; idem, “Theoderic”, pp. 167–8; Diaz/Valverde, “Goths”, pp. 365–7. 72 Approval by the eastern emperor was equally important, which was signalled through the joint consulship and Eutharic’s adoption as a son-at-arms by Justin, as mentioned above.

31 Collectio Avellana 113, ed. Günther, p. 507. 32 Collectio Avellana 199, ed. Günther, p. 658; Wolfram, Intitulatio, pp. 54 n. 103. 33 Jordanes, Romana 348–49; Jordanes, Getica 289–95, ed. Mommsen. 35 Both Jordanes and Procopius of course wrote with hindsight: their accounts of the beginning of Theoderic’s reign and his rule were shaped by the climate of the 550s, when the legitimacy of Ostrogothic rule over Italy had become an explosive issue against the background of Justinian’s attempt to restore direct imperial control over the West.

132 Bibliography Primary Sources Acta synhodorum habitarum Romae a. CCCCXCVIIII, ed. T. Mommsen, in Cassiodori Senatoris Variae (Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Auctores Antiquissimi 12), Berlin 1894, pp. 393–415. Anonymus Valesianus, ed. and trans. C. Rolfe, in Ammianus Marcellinus, vol. 3, London 1939, pp. 506–69. Cassiodorus, Chronicle, ed. T. Mommsen, Chronica Minora saec. VII, vol. 2 (Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Auctores Antiquissimi 11), Berlin, 1894, pp. 109–61. ———, Orationum reliquae, ed.

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