historian and writer

Jordanes (also Jordanis, or Iornandes), was a 6th-century Roman clerk[1] who became a historian later in life.

Mediterranean world when Jordanes wrote his Getica. The Byzantine Empire, capital Constantinople, is shown in pink. Conquests of Justinian shown in green

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  1. "If Jordanes was a bishop (as is frequently assumed) If he lived in Italy (also frequently assumed), those elements of his background have left no trace in his two histories" (Brian Croke (1987), "Cassiodorus and the Getica of Jordanes", Classical Philology, 82: 119 (117-134)