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Introduction

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/9780199252442.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter begins with a brief explanation of the purpose of the book, which is to examine the careers of Marcellinus of Dalmatia, the general Aegidius, and his son Syagrius, and the ... More


Late Roman Warlords

Penny MacGeorge

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199252442
eISBN:
9780191719233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252442.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book reconstructs the careers of some of the men who shaped (and were shaped by) the last quarter century of the Western Empire. The difficult sources for this period have been analysed (and ... More


The Background and the Sources

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/9780199252442.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents some background on Italy when it was dominated by Ricimer from AD 460s to 530s. Sources about Ricimer and his successor are described. Although these sources are not ... More


Ricimer's Early Career and the Reigns of Avitus and Majorian

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/9780199252442.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the early career of Ricimer, and the reigns of Avitus and Majorian. Ricimer was a barbarian and of noble ancestry. Sources provide no hint of how or why Ricimer entered the ... More


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


Gundobad, Orestes, and Odovacer

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/9780199252442.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses Gundobad, Orestes, and Odovacer. Gundobad was Ricimer's nephew, who inherited his position following Ricimer's death. Gundobad became the greatest of the Burgundian kings, and ... More


Conclusion

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/9780199252442.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents some conclusions based on the various studies of individual warlords in this book, and provides suggestions for further research. It is argued that a vital element in the course ... More


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