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About the author: Jordanes (sixth century AD) was a Goth whose immediate family came from Moesia, or modern northern Bulgaria, when it was on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire. Little else is known about his life or death except that he was a high-level notarius, or civil servant who turned to history writing as a hobby after being converted to Christianity. About the Translator: Charles Christopher Mierow (1883-1961) was an American academic who earned his Ph.D. in classical languages...See more