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

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


  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: p. 119 (117-134).CS1 maint: extra text (link)