Getica

De origine actibusque Getarum (The Origin and Deeds of the Getae/Goths), or the Getica, written in Late Latin by Jordanes (or Jornandes) in 551, claims to be a summary of a voluminous account by Cassiodorus of the origin and history of the Gothic people, which may have had the title "Origo Gothica" and which is now lost. However, we cannot assess the extent to which Jordanes actually used the work of Cassiodorus (see the discussion below on the sources also used by Jordanes). It is significant as the only remaining contemporaneous resource, which gives the full story of the origin and history of the Goths. Another aspect of this work is its information about the early history and the customs of Slavs.

Read more about Getica:  Synopsis of The Work, Importance and Credibility, Editions, Sources, The Late Latin of Jordanes

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Deceneus
... in The Origin and Deeds of the Goths (Getica) by Jordanes to two different men in Dacia Deceneus, the predecessor of Zalmoxis in the distant past (Getica V 39) ... of Burebista (70 BC - 44 BC), given as the lawgiver of the Goths (Getica X 67-73) ...
Romana (Jordanes)
... It is an epitome of epitomes that was begun before, but published after, the Getica, covering the history of the world from the Creation, mainly based ... Its Editio princeps, with the Getica and Paul the Deacon, was printed in Augsburg by Konrad Peutinger in 1515 ... The classical edition remains that by Theodor Mommsen in 1882, published with the Getica in the Monumenta Germaniae Historica ...
Getica - The Late Latin of Jordanes
... Jordanes tells us in Getica that he interrupted work on the Romana to write Getica, and then finished Romana ... In Getica he mentions a plague of nine years previous ...
Tanausis
... Tanausis was a legendary king of the Goths, according to Jordanes's Getica (5.47) ... According to the Getica, he was the Gothic king who halted the advance of the Egyptian armies of the Egyptian king Sesostris (whom Jordanes calls Vesosis) ... The Getica states that Tanausis then pursued the Egyptians all the way back to the banks of the Nile, where the mighty river and the fortifications dissuaded him from ...
Jordanes
... Romana about the history of Rome, his best-known work is his Getica, written in Constantinople about AD 551 ... As the only surviving work on Gothic origins, the Getica has been the object of much critical review ... (see reference list), demonstrated in their works that Jordanes developed in Getica the history of Getic and Dacian peoples mixed with a lot of fantastic deeds ...