Son of Odoacer; elevated by his father to Caesar in Italy (c. 489-493 AD); from 493 onwards a hostage of Theoderic  the Great, after the death of Odoacer (in 493) banished to Gaul and on attempting to return murdered by Theoderic. (Iohannes Antiochenus fr. 241a, FHG 5, 29; Anon. Vales. 11,54). PLRE 2,1064.
Cite this pageLütkenhaus, Werner (Marl), “Thela”, 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 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1207450>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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