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Stilicho
(622 words)

[German version]

Flavius S., magister utriusque militiae in the west of the Roman Empire AD 395-408; son of an officer of Vandal origin (cf. Oros. 7,38,1) who served under Valens. S. took part as a tribunus in an embassy to Persia in 383 (Claud. Carm. 21,51-68); in 384 he married Serena (ibid. 69-88), the niece of Theodosius I, and became comes stabuli, after 385 comes domesticorum (Claud. Carm. minora 30,193 f.) and in 392 magister utriusque militiae, probably in Thrace (Cod. Theod. 7,4,18; 7,9,3). As second-in-command to  Timasius in 394 he led a campaign against Eugenius [1] in Italy (…

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Lütkenhaus, Werner (Marl), “Stilicho”, 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 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1123210>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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