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Gepids

 

a group of Germanic tribes related to the Goths. In the second century the Gepids migrated from Scandinavia to the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea. Toward the end of the second century, they followed the Goths to the southeast. In the late fourth century they joined the tribal alliance of the Huns. In the latter half of the sixth century they were conquered by the combined forces of the Lombards and the Avars. The Gepids were mentioned for the last time in the ninth century.

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Awash with Lists" was the running headline in the New York Times Book Review over the 1981 review of Darconville's Cat, a novel of mine reviewed by an anti-intellectual gepid named Benjamin DeMott, a university professor who failed to understand, either through ignorance or guile--and they often go hand in hand--the significance of the list in the novel of learning and the mock-epic which, in various forms, goes all the way back to the epic collocations of Homer and Vergil.