The following work that is the subject of this post was edited by the German classicist Theodor Mommsen in 1898 under his Chronica Minora ("Minor Chronicles"). The work amounts to a short chronicle of the kings of the Vandals from the time they entered Carthage in 439 CE and established their realm in the Africa region centred on Carthage (modern-day Tunisia), until the demise of their kingdom in 533/534 CE at the hands of the Byzantines, who incorporated the territory into their empire and held it until the time of the Islamic conquests. Mommsen's attempt to reconstruct and edit this chronicle is primarily based on two recensions out of a total of five manuscripts. One of those two recensions is named as the "Augiensis," while the other is a recension from a Madrid manuscript he put under the title of "Hispani," where the parts of the text Mommsen extracted for his addition are interlaced with lines from the chronicle of Prosper of Aquitaine, which represented a continuation of Saint Jerome's Universal Chronicle.
Mommsen dubbed this chronicle the "Laterculus Regum Vuandalorum et Alanorum" ("Laterculus of the Kings of the Vandals and Alans"), with a laterculus being a chronology or chronicle in this context. Yet it is important to note that there is no evidence that the work Mommsen constructed actually had this title. It therefore cannot be used as evidence for the fact that the Vandal king styled himself as "King of the Vandals and Alans"! There is nonetheless other evidence that this styling was used throughout the period of Vandal rule in Africa: for instance, in his contemporary account of the persecution of Catholics under the Vandals' realm (Historia Persecutionis Africanae Provinciae 2.39 and 3.3), Victor Vitensis quotes documents of the Vandal king Huneric where this title is used. It is similarly attested in an inscription of the time of the last Vandal king Gelimer.
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