The assumption that Totila intended to give the lands of a group of Roman senators to the Lucanian peasants is unfounded, because it rests on an erroneous interpretation of Procop. Goth. 3.22.20. In this passage, the senators are said to have ordered (on behalf of Totila) their tenants not to fight against the Ostrogoths, but to till the land instead. In so doing, they would receive τἀγαθὰ of their landlords, a word that here means ‘blessings’, not ‘fields’ or ‘revenues’, as is usually believed.

Totila and the Lucanian Peasants: Procopius Goth. 3.22.20 / marco cristini. - In: GREEK, ROMAN AND BYZANTINE STUDIES. - ISSN 2159-3159. - STAMPA. - 61:(2021), pp. 73-84.

Totila and the Lucanian Peasants: Procopius Goth. 3.22.20

marco cristini
2021

Abstract

The assumption that Totila intended to give the lands of a group of Roman senators to the Lucanian peasants is unfounded, because it rests on an erroneous interpretation of Procop. Goth. 3.22.20. In this passage, the senators are said to have ordered (on behalf of Totila) their tenants not to fight against the Ostrogoths, but to till the land instead. In so doing, they would receive τἀγαθὰ of their landlords, a word that here means ‘blessings’, not ‘fields’ or ‘revenues’, as is usually believed.
2021
61
73
84
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