Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Attila
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(Latin Attila; Greek Ἀττίλας/Attílas or Ἀττήλας/Attḗlas)

A. Historical dimension

The king of the Huns, A., reigned jointly from AD 434 with his brother Bleda, until he murdered him in 445/46 (Amm. Marc. 445; Jord. Get. 35; 49). As sole king, A. ruled over a vast territory stretching from the Rhine to the Caucasus from his base in what is now Hungary, using a system of vassal monarchs and tight organization (Jord. Get. 24; 35; 50; 53). The Huns reached the height of their power during his reign. A. acqui…

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Däumer, Matthias, “Attila”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 19 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004559>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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