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Jordanes' GETICA

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE004157/00001

Material Information

Title: Jordanes' GETICA Groundwork for a New Translation
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Reid, Danielle
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2009
Publication Date: 2009

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Goths
Jordanes
Latin
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis examines a problematic text from sixth-century Constantinople officially called De Origine Actibusque Getarum but known less formally as the Getica. Almost everything about the text and its author is in question, but it has been used for scholarship on late antique barbarians, specifically the Goths. The previous English translation has imposed paradigms and connotations onto the text that do not reflect what we can reconstruct of the author's intentions. This project looks at the way the Getica has been translated and interpreted in the past, specifically examining the work of three prominent scholars, Herwig Wolfram, Walter Goffart, and Peter Heather. It also provides an analysis of twelve specific Latin words used by Jordanes in order to determine the significance of the author's word choice. Last, this project proposes strategies for a new translation that will provide a basis from which to begin a new phase of scholarship on Jordanes' Getica specifically, and late antique texts on barbarians more generally. These perspectives and strategies include, but are not limited to, an acknowledgement of Jordanes' agency and primacy as an author and a greater emphasis on consistency in translation.
Statement of Responsibility: by Danielle Reid
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2009
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Rohrbacher, David

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2009 R36
System ID: NCFE004157:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE004157/00001

Material Information

Title: Jordanes' GETICA Groundwork for a New Translation
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Reid, Danielle
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2009
Publication Date: 2009

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Goths
Jordanes
Latin
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis examines a problematic text from sixth-century Constantinople officially called De Origine Actibusque Getarum but known less formally as the Getica. Almost everything about the text and its author is in question, but it has been used for scholarship on late antique barbarians, specifically the Goths. The previous English translation has imposed paradigms and connotations onto the text that do not reflect what we can reconstruct of the author's intentions. This project looks at the way the Getica has been translated and interpreted in the past, specifically examining the work of three prominent scholars, Herwig Wolfram, Walter Goffart, and Peter Heather. It also provides an analysis of twelve specific Latin words used by Jordanes in order to determine the significance of the author's word choice. Last, this project proposes strategies for a new translation that will provide a basis from which to begin a new phase of scholarship on Jordanes' Getica specifically, and late antique texts on barbarians more generally. These perspectives and strategies include, but are not limited to, an acknowledgement of Jordanes' agency and primacy as an author and a greater emphasis on consistency in translation.
Statement of Responsibility: by Danielle Reid
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2009
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Rohrbacher, David

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2009 R36
System ID: NCFE004157:00001


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