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Totila

(tŏt`ĭlə) or

Baduila

(bădyo͞oĭl`ə), d. 552, last king of the Ostrogoths (541–52). By defeating the Byzantines at Faenza and Mugello (542) and by taking Naples (543) and Rome (546), he became master of central and S Italy. BelisariusBelisarius
, c.505–565, Byzantine general under Justinian I. After helping to suppress (532) the dangerous Nika riot (see Blues and Greens), he defeated (533–34) the Vandals of Africa, and captured their king.
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, the Byzantine commander, recovered Rome in 547 but was recalled in the following year. Rome again fell in 550 and left only Ravenna, Ancona, Otranto, and Crotona in Byzantine hands. Totila sent his fleet against Sicily, Corsica, Sardinia, and Illyria and made several peace offers to Emperor Justinian I. Instead of yielding, Justinian sent (552) NarsesNarses
, c.478–c.573, Byzantine official and general, one of the eunuchs of the palace. He assisted in the suppression of the Nika riot (532) by bribing the Blues of the Circus (see Blues and Greens) to return their allegiance to Justinian I.
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 to Italy at the head of a well-equipped army. Totila was thoroughly routed by Narses near Taginae, in the Apennines W of Ancona, and perished in the battle. Thus Byzantium regained temporary control over Italy.

Totila

 

Date of birth unknown; died A.D. 552 near Taginae (now Gualdo Tadino). Ostrogoth king (541–552).

Totila led a national liberation struggle against the Byzantine conquerors in Italy, drawing his support from slaves, colons, and the Roman and Italic peasants, who opposed Byzantine attempts to restore slave ownership and the Roman tax system. As part of his campaign, Totila confiscated the lands of the old Roman aristocracy and the Catholic Church, distributing them among his comités and free warriors. For his army he recruited fugitive slaves and colons.

Totila won a series of brilliant victories over the Byzantine army, so that between 542 and 551 the Ostrogoths succeeded in liberating most of Italy. When, however, the Byzantine emperor, Justinian I, sent reinforcements under Narses, Totila found himself hopelessly outnumbered. He was mortally wounded in a battle near Taginae.

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History records that Totila accepted this admonition and made history.
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De las obras escultoricas de envergadura asentadas en el espacio urbano en el transcurso del decenio, cabe hacer mencion a las siguientes: de Lorenzo Dominguez (1901-1963) Monumento al Doctor Luis Calvo Mackenna, en 1941; de Raul Vargas Madariaga (1907-1990), el Homenaje a Ruben Dario; de Samuel Roman Rojas el Monumento a las educadoras Isabel Lebrun y Antonio Tarrago en 1946; de Totila Albert (1892-1967) la ornamentacion para la tumba del Presidente Pedro Aguirre Cerda, en 1947 y del mismo Roman el monumento al Presidente Jose Manuel Balmaceda, de 1949 (3).
18) Impactado por la lectura de la tradicion historiografica bizantina, los barbaros germanos, y muy especialmente los reyes godos Alarico y Totila, eran considerados por Biondo como los verdaderos enemigos y destructores de la brillante civilizacion clasica.
Gothic rulers of former Roman dominions, like Theodoric and Totila, were fairly just and humane rulers compared to the morally bankrupt Romans, and many former imperial citizens were happy to submit to these gentler masters.
In stretto collegamento con l'emblematico brano del Convivio (I, III), si rinviene un'allusione al proprio avverso fato, allorche Dante afferma: "'Eiecta maxima parte florum de sinu tuo, Florentia, nequicquam Trinacriam Totila secundus adivit'"; (10)mentre, in altro luogo, dove tratta del prestigio e della fama che puo provenire dalla pratica del volgare, l'Alighieri dice: "[.
The career of Totila is generally accurate, for example, but the St.