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Aemilius Aemilianus, Marcus

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emperor ad 253. Against imperial policy, while governor of Moesia he dealt harshly with the Goths, and was proclaimed emperor by his army. He marched on Italy, overthrew ...

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Alaric

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Visigoth leader who in ad 395 led a migration of his people into Greece and devastated the Balkans. The eastern government encouraged him to turn his attention westwards and...

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Alaric II

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King of the Visigoths, who succeeded his father Euric in ad 484 and ruled the Catholics with toleration. In 506 he issued a code of laws abstracted from Roman practice for the...

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Ammianus Marcellinus

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One of the last great Roman historians. Originally from Antioch, born c.ad 330, he served in the army and settled in Rome c.ad 378. His History, written in Latin for a Roman...

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Aquitania

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A name originally applied to the area bounded by the Garonne, the Pyrenees, and the bay of Biscay. The Aquitani are described as differing from the other Gauls in speech ...

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Arianism

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In Christian theology, the main heresy denying the divinity of Christ, originating with the Alexandrian priest Arius (c. 250–c. 336). Arianism maintained that the son of God was created by...

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Athanaric

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Gothic leader, made a treaty with Valens in ad 369 but c.376 failed to hold off a Hunnic attack on his territories and withdrew to a refuge in the Carpathian ...

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Athaulf

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Leader of the Visigoths, successor of Alaric, who led the Visigoths out of Italy into southern Gaul in ad 412. In ad 414 he married Placidia, sister of Honorius, who had been...

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Aurelian

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(full name Lucius Domitius Aurelianus) (c. 215–75) Roman emperor (270–75). Originally a common soldier, he rose through the ranks and was elected emperor by the army. By a series of...

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Aureolus

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Benefited from Gallienus' patronage of talented soldiers, becoming commander of the cavalry corps in Milan (Mediolanum). He helped Gallienus overcome various rebels, though failed against...

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