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Title: Identité et propriété en Italie durant et après la guerre des Goths
Subtitle: Réexamen du procès de Gundila dans P.Ital. 2.49
Author(s): ZHOU, Zhihuan
Journal: Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists
Volume: 59    Date: 2022   
Pages: 333-359
DOI: 10.2143/BASP.59.0.3291000

Abstract :
The reconquest of Italy by Justinian made the Ostrogothic aristocrats afraid of losing their property and social status. Some of them abandoned their Gothic identity and converted from Arianism to Nicene Christianity. We can see this in a papyrus from Ravenna, P.Ital. 2.49. This paper makes some new observations on the text and tries to establish a new chronology of the trial of Gundila, which the papyrus records, in the context of the transformation of Italy from Ostrogothic kingdom to Byzantine province.

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