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(Athalaricus). Son of  Amalasuntha (daughter of Theoderic the Great) and of Fl. Eutharicus Cilliga, brother of Mathasuntha, born AD 516. On his deathbed in 526, his grandfather Theoderic designated A. as his successor as king of the Goths and Romans. His mother ruled as regent for him (Iord. Get. 304; Rom. 367; Excerpta Valesiana 16,96). She settled differences with the senate and the Catholic clergy of Italy that arose at the conclusion of Theoderich's rule and gave A. a philosophical-rhetorical education. The expression of her politics is the so-called Edictum Athal…

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Schwarcz, Andreas (Vienna), “Athalaric”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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