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(Οὔλδης; Oúldēs). Leader of a federation of Hunni to the north of the Danube. In 400 AD U. had Gainas, who had fled over the Danube, killed and sent his head to Arcadius, bringing about the first Hunni-Roman treaty  (Zos. 5,22,1-3). As late as 405/6 he supported Stilicho against  Radagaesus (Oros. 7,37,12). In 408 he himself attacked Thrace, but bribed by the Romans his army disbanded (Soz. 9,5,1-5).


PLRE 2,1180 

G. Wirth, Attila, 1999, 31-37.

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Lütkenhaus, Werner (Marl), “Uldin”, 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 16 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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