Zeno and the Goths, 474–479

P. J. Heather

in Goths and Romans 332–489

Published in print August 1994 | ISBN: 9780198205357
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191676581 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Historical Monographs

Zeno and the Goths, 474–479

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This chapter discusses Zeno, who was the father of Emperor Leo's grandson and heir, Leo II. It looks at his relations with the Amal-led Goths and the Thracian Goths, and his appointment as MVM praesentalis for life. The chapter looks at Zeno's attempts to come up with a solution to the Gothic problem. However, by the end of 479, he had only succeeded in forging an alliance with the Amal-led Goths.

Keywords: Zeno; relations; Amal-led Goths; Thracian Goths; MVM praesentalis; Gothic problem; alliance

Chapter.  8706 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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