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

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Theoderic
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(Flavius Theodoricus; Greek Θευδερίχος/Theuderíchos)

A. Historical dimension

T. the Great (c. AD 455/53–526), son of King Theodemir of the Amali dynasty. He was king of the Ostrogoths from AD 474 (or 471?) and ruler of Italy (rex Italiae) from 493 to 526. Following his father's confrontation with the Eastern Roman Emperor Leo I, he was held for ten years as a hostage at the Byzantine court. On his return from Constantinople, he waged war on his own account while his father still lived, his enemies including internal Gothic rivals l…

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Dallapiazza, Michael, “Theoderic”, 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 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004762>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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