Jordanes jôrdā´nēz [key], fl. 6th cent., historian of the Ostrogoths, b. in the lower Danube region. His History of the Goths, an abridgment of the lost work of Cassiodorus , is the only extant source for Ostrogothic history and one of the few works written in Vulgar Latin.
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