Litorius(84 words)

Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin)

[German version]

Comes and alongside Aetius [2], influential magister militum in Gaul, fought from AD 435 with Hunnic troops primarily against the Visigoths. L. subjugated Aremorica, laid waste to the land of the Arvernians, liberated Narbo from the Gothic siege and in 439 was captured near Tolosa and killed by the Goths (Chron. min. 1,475f.; 2,23 Mommsen; Sid. Apoll. Carm. 7,246-50, 300-303; Salv. Gub. 7,10).

Bibliography

PLRE 2, 684f.

A. Demandt, s.v. magister militum, RE Suppl. 12, 553-790, esp. 666f.

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Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin). "Litorius." Brill’s New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 31 October 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/brill-s-new-pauly/litorius-e707730>
First appeared online: 2006
First Print Edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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