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Title: 'Herodotean' Allusions in Late Antiquity
Subtitle: Priscus, Jordanes, and the Huns
Author(s): KIM, Hyun Jin
Journal: Byzantion
Volume: 85    Date: 2015   
Pages: 127-142
DOI: 10.2143/BYZ.85.0.3117800

Abstract :
While the classicizing ‘Herodotean’ allusions in Priscus do not seriously affect the veracity of the historical information on the Huns found in Priscus, Jordanes’ ‘Herodotean’ account of the great battle between the Huns and the Romans at Chalons seriously distorts the history of that event with major historiographical ramifications. Much of Jordanes’ battle narrative, contrary to popular belief, does not derive from Priscus’ account of the Hunnic invasion of the Western Roman Empire.

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