Stilicho


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Stilicho

Flavius . ?365--408 ad, Roman general and statesman, born a Vandal. As the guardian of Emperor Theodosius' son Honorius, he was effective ruler of the Western Roman Empire (395--408), which he defended against the Visigoths
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In entrambi i casi il vocativo Stilicho occupa la medesima sede metrica, in evidenza prima della cesura pentemimere, e i soggetti, otia nella prefazione e la coppia Romana potentia e rerum .
Claudian alludes to the Gigantomachy to describe the opponents of Stilicho in his Panegyricus de tertio consulatu Honorii Augusti:
Stilicho advised payment, but he was falling out of favor with the emperor and, in fact, was executed in 408.
Together with epistles, epigrams, and idylls, the Stilicho poems form part of the canon, in two books, known as Claudianus major .
Violent and ruthless, Alaric was an Arian Christian and not the uncouth barbarian of popular imagination; although a charismatic leader and a capable tactician, he was no match for Stilicho on the battlefield.
Within this framework, they consider such topics as whether literary history was a fourth-century Roman invention, paideia and patronage in Cappadocia, lobbying through literature: Libanius For the Teachers (Oration 31), failings of the narrative in Ammianus Marcellinus, Stilicho as a literary construct in the poetry of Claudian, and sermons and social status in Constantinople under the Theodosian dynasty.
In the West, real power was legitimately in the hands of the commander-in-chief Stilicho, of Vandal origin, who had been appointed guardian of the boy-emperor Honorius.
Although the authors concentrate their attention on the reign of Theodosius the Great and the regime of Stilicho, their book appears to be an extended essay on the fall of the Roman Empire in the west.
There were the causes celebres of the fallen ministers Eutropius in 398 and Stilicho in 408, both attempting to save their lives by seeking asylum in a church.
There he describes how Theodosius the Great, after entrusting the care of his two sons to Stilicho on his death-bed, ascends to heaven in the form of a star, while the constellations make room to welcome him:
His own niece was married to the loyal Vandal general, Stilicho.
An able and gifted general, Stilicho was also an ambitious schemer; his appeasement of Alaric so as to have the Goths as allies was dangerous and futile.