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

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Odoacer
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(Flavius Odovacar, also Odoacar; Greek Ὀδόακρος/Odóakros; Old High German Otachre, Otacher)

A. Historical dimension

O. (AD 433–493) was a Western Roman officer of Germanic background, and from AD 476 to 493, he was the Roman ruler of Italy (Rex Italiae). His father Edika (Edekon, Latin Edeco), probably a member of the East Germanic tribe of the Scirii, served under Attila, and later became king of the Danube Scirii. His mother was also a Scirian. The Scirii had, however, long ceased to play a significant role in the conflicts associated with the end of the Age of Migrations.

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Dallapiazza, Michael, “Odoacer”, 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 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004684>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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