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Ricimer and the Reigns of Libius Severus, Anthemius, and Olybrius

Penny MacGeorge

in Late Roman Warlords

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199252442
eISBN:
9780191719233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252442.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses Ricimer and his relationships with Libius Severus, Anthemius, and Olybrius. Ricimer assumed a new and unprecedented role — that of a ‘kingmaker’ — following the death of ... More


Assessments of Ricimer

Penny MacGeorge

in Late Roman Warlords

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199252442
eISBN:
9780191719233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252442.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents an analysis of Ricimer. Ricimer dominated the western empire during the last two decades of the 5th century. Most evaluations of Ricimer are negative and often characterize him ... More


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