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Goths and Romans 332–489$
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Peter Heather

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205357

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205357.001.0001

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Zeno and the Goths, 474–479

Zeno and the Goths, 474–479

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(p.272) 8 Zeno and the Goths, 474–479
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Goths and Romans 332–489
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P. J. Heather

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205357.003.0008

This chapter discusses Zeno, who was the father of Emperor Leo's grandson and heir, Leo II. It looks at his relations with the Amal-led Goths and the Thracian Goths, and his appointment as MVM praesentalis for life. The chapter looks at Zeno's attempts to come up with a solution to the Gothic problem. However, by the end of 479, he had only succeeded in forging an alliance with the Amal-led Goths.

Keywords:   Zeno, relations, Amal-led Goths, Thracian Goths, MVM praesentalis, Gothic problem, alliance

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