Dexippus and the gothic invasions: interpreting the new Vienna fragment

Mallan, Christopher and Davenport, Caillan (2015) Dexippus and the gothic invasions: interpreting the new Vienna fragment. Journal of Roman Studies, 105 203-226. doi:10.1017/S0075435815000970

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Author Mallan, Christopher
Davenport, Caillan
Title Dexippus and the gothic invasions: interpreting the new Vienna fragment
Journal name Journal of Roman Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0075-4358
Publication date 2015-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0075435815000970
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 105
Start page 203
End page 226
Total pages 24
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article presents an English translation and analysis of a new historical fragment, probably from Dexippus’ Scythica, published by Gunther Martin and Jana Grusková in 2014. The fragment, preserved in a palimpsest in the Austrian National Library, describes a Gothic attack on Thessalonica and the subsequent preparations of the Greeks to repel the barbarian force as it moved south into Achaia. The new text provides several important details of historical, prosopographical and historiographical significance, which challenge both our existing understanding of the events in Greece during the reign of Gallienus and the reading of the main literary sources for this period. In this article we look to secure the Dexippan authorship of the fragment, identify the individuals named in the text, and date the events described in the text to the early 260s A.D.
Keyword Dexippus
Third century
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Tue, 11 Aug 2015, 17:25:22 EST by Dr Caillan Davenport on behalf of School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry