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Iordanis, known in English as Jordanes (also Jordanis or even Iornandes, 'bold as a boar'), was a 6th century churchman who turned his hand to history later in life. The book most of interest to us now is De origine actibusque Getarum (The Origin and Deeds of the Goths), written about 551 AD. The accidents of life and time have rendered it the only source remaining to us concerning the origin of the Gothic people who occupied the shores of Poland, extended southward to the Black Sea, formed a distinct empire and a distinct language, Gothic, were defeated by the Huns and gradually dispersed throughout Europe, to disappear.

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