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Stotzas
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(Στότζας; Stótzas). Member of Martinus' [2] guard, accompanying him on Belisarius' campaign against the Vandali in AD 533. Rebelling troops in Africa chose him as their leader in 536. After a failed attempt to conquer Carthage, he was defeated in 537 by Germanus [1] and fled to Mauretania. In 541 he rebelled again, assumed the title of emperor and tried to extend his power in northern Africa until in 545 he was killed in a battle.

Bibliography

A. Kazhdan, s.v. S., ODB 3, 1959f. 

PLRE 3B, 1199f.

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Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich), “Stotzas”, 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 24 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1123530>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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