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

Jordanes (also Jordanis or even Iornandes), was a 6th century Roman bureaucrat.,[1] who wrote history 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).