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

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Belisarius
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(Βελισάριος/Belisários; Latin Belisarius)

A. Historical dimension

B. (c. AD 500/505–565) was a Byzantine general in the reign of Emperor Justinian. He first served his emperor in campaigns in Persia, then in Africa. He defeated the Vandal king Gelimer at the Battle of Tricamarum (30 km west of Carthage), on December 15, AD 533, so putting an end to the North African Vandal kingdom. In 534, Justinian awarded B. a triumph at Constantinople for this victory, then appointed him commander of the campaign against the Ostrogoths [14.]. Following victories against them in Italy, he wa…

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Miersch, Martin, “Belisarius”, 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 23 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004573>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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