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Predecessors

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/9780199252442.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter describes the rise of military generals to political power during the 4th century. These include Merobaudes, a German, possibly a Frank (in a position of power c.AD 375-88), who was ... More


Epic Panegyric and Political Communication in the Fifth-Century West

Andrew Gillett

in Two Romes: Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199739400
eISBN:
9780199933006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739400.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Epic panegyric was a literary and political innovation of the late fourth and fifth centuries in Rome and the Roman west. This chapter examines extant and attested epic panegyrics, from Claudian in ... More


An Accident of Power?

Meaghan A. McEvoy

in Child Emperor Rule in the Late Roman West, AD 367-455

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664818
eISBN:
9780191749544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664818.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses upon the circumstances surrounding the accession of the child-emperor Honorius. It highlights the early years of his ‘phantom’ accession in the east, and the particular tensions ... More


The Regime of Stilicho

Meaghan A. McEvoy

in Child Emperor Rule in the Late Roman West, AD 367-455

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664818
eISBN:
9780191749544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664818.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 6 provides a detailed interrogation of the regime of the general Stilicho operating under the rule of the young emperor Honorius. It examines the difficulties Stilicho’s additional claims of ... More


“Their synagogues shall remain in their accustomed peace”: —CTh 16.8.12, Arkadios at Constantinople, June 17, 397

Ross Shepard Kraemer

in The Mediterranean Diaspora in Late Antiquity: What Christianity Cost the Jews

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190222277
eISBN:
9780190222291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190222277.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

The courts of Theodosios’s two young sons, Honorius in the West and Arkadios in the East, were dominated by various powerful advisors—Stilicho, Rufinus, and others. Legislation against dissident ... More


The Loss of the Roman West and the Christian Future

Edward J. Watts

in The Eternal Decline and Fall of Rome: The History of a Dangerous Idea

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190076719
eISBN:
9780190076740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076719.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The Roman decline that Symmachus prophesized arrived in the West as the fifth century began. The first half of the fifth century saw Rome sacked in 410 and the empire then lose extensive territories ... More


Claudian

Alan Cameron

in Wandering Poets and Other Essays on Late Greek Literature and Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190268947
eISBN:
9780190268961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190268947.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter reprints an early article arguing that Claudian was the propagandist for the general Stilicho. Claudian was an Egyptian Greek, who left his native province to win fame and fortune with ... More


Claudian Revisited

Alan Cameron

in Wandering Poets and Other Essays on Late Greek Literature and Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190268947
eISBN:
9780190268961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190268947.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter begins reflectively, with a consideration of why Claudian represented an ideal subject for early study, bearing as it did on matters of history as well as of literature. The author’s ... More


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