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Zum Angriff der Goten unter Kniva auf eine thrakische Stadt (Scythica Vindobonensia, f. 195v)


Grusková, Jana; Martin, Gunther (2015). Zum Angriff der Goten unter Kniva auf eine thrakische Stadt (Scythica Vindobonensia, f. 195v). Tyche, 30:35-53.

Abstract

This paper completes the first presentation of the new historical fragments on Gothic incursions into the Balkans in the middle of the 3rd century AD. Coming most probably from the Scythica by Dexippus of Athens, the fragments have been preserved as palimpsest in the Vienna manuscript Vind. Hist. gr. 73. The paper contains a preliminary transcription, translation and analysis of one of the eight extant pages, fol. 195v; processed spectral images are included. The account of a Gothic attack under Cniva on a Thracian town described on fol. 195r (already published) is being continued on this new page, detailing in particular the strategem that led to the capture of the city wall. The information given corroborates the previous assumption that the town is Philippopolis (modern Plovdiv). The new fragment may thus add to the extant abridged reports on the seizure of this town in 250 AD.

Abstract

This paper completes the first presentation of the new historical fragments on Gothic incursions into the Balkans in the middle of the 3rd century AD. Coming most probably from the Scythica by Dexippus of Athens, the fragments have been preserved as palimpsest in the Vienna manuscript Vind. Hist. gr. 73. The paper contains a preliminary transcription, translation and analysis of one of the eight extant pages, fol. 195v; processed spectral images are included. The account of a Gothic attack under Cniva on a Thracian town described on fol. 195r (already published) is being continued on this new page, detailing in particular the strategem that led to the capture of the city wall. The information given corroborates the previous assumption that the town is Philippopolis (modern Plovdiv). The new fragment may thus add to the extant abridged reports on the seizure of this town in 250 AD.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Greek and Latin Philology
Dewey Decimal Classification:470 Latin & Italic languages
480 Classical & modern Greek languages
Uncontrolled Keywords:palimpsest; 3rd century AD; Thracia; Philippopolis; Cniva; Goths; Dexippus
Language:German
Date:2015
Deposited On:05 Apr 2016 17:20
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 19:21
Publisher:Holzhausen Verlag GmbH
ISSN:1010-9161
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.15661/tyche.2015.030.06
Official URL:http://www.tyche-journal.at/tyche/index.php/tyche/article/view/92

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