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Attila  

Peter Heather

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Dec 2015
Attila, king of the *Huns (435/440–453 ce), at first ruled jointly with his brother Bleda whom he murdered in 445. Member of a dynasty which had united previously separate Hunnic groups ... More

Aurelius Achilleus  

Harold Mattingly and Antony Spawforth

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Dec 2015
Aurelius Achilleus, according to the literary sources usurper in Egypt, ce 296–7, although papyri style him as *corrector under another usurper, L. Domitius Domitianus, conquered by ... More

Aureolus  

John Frederick Drinkwater

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Dec 2015
Aureolus 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 ... More

Avaro-Slav invasions  

L. M. Whitby

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Dec 2015
Slavs and Avars were the Roman empire's main enemies on the Danube frontier in the late 6th and early 7th cents. ce. The Slavs arrived first, agriculturalists with rudimentary social organization who ... More

Avitus, Alcimus Ecdicius  

Ian Wood

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Mar 2016
Bishop of Vienne, from c.490 ce. A member of the powerful family of the Aviti, he succeeded his father, Hesychius, as bishop. His brother, Apollinaris, was bishop of Valence. He was ... More

Avitus, Eparchius, Roman emperor  

John Frederick Drinkwater

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Dec 2015
Roman emperor (455–6 ce). He enlisted Visigothic support against *Attila (451) then, following the Vandal sack of Rome (455), was proclaimed emperor in Gaul by the *Visigoths and the Gallic ... More

Bede (Beda Venerabilis), c. 673–735 CE  

Scott DeGregorio

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Mar 2016
Bede (Beda Venerabilis) was Anglo-Saxon England’s most prolific Latin writer, and indeed one of the most distinguished authors of the early Middle Ages. At the end of his most celebrated work, ... More

Belisarius, c. 500–565 CE  

L. M. Whitby

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Dec 2015
Belisarius (c. 500–65 ce), *Justinian's famous general, is known primarily through the writings of his assessor *Procopius. Native of Germania in Thrace, he served in Justinian's bodyguard during ... More

Benedictus Nursinus, c. 480–c. 550 CE  

Scott G. Bruce

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May 2016
Benedict of Nursia was an Italian abbot active in the hinterland of Rome at Subiaco and Monte Cassino in the early 6th century. He is best known as the author of a normative guide for monastic life, ... More

Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus, c. 480–c. 524 CE  

Samuel James Beeching Barnish

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Dec 2015
The Ostrogothic king *Theoderic (1) appointed this leading nobleman consul (510), and *magister officiorum (?522). He resisted official oppression, was implicated in a senatorial conspiracy, ... More

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