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

Grusková, Jana; Martin, Gunther (2016). Zum Angriff der Goten unter Kniva auf eine thrakische Stadt (Scythica Vindobonensia, f. 195v). TYCHE – Contributions to Ancient History, Papyrology and Epigraphy, 30(1), pp. 35-53. Verlag Adolf Holzhausens

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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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Journal Article (Original Article)


06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Classical Philology

UniBE Contributor:

Martin, Gunther Ulf


800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 880 Classical & modern Greek literatures
900 History > 930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)




Verlag Adolf Holzhausens




Gunther Ulf Martin

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03 Oct 2019 10:06

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02 Mar 2023 23:32



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