- Title Pages
- 1 <b>Predecessors</b>
- 2 <b>The Background and the Sources</b>
- 3 <b>The Origins and Career of Marcellinus</b>
- 4 <b>The Identity of Marcellinus: Can Procopius and the Other Sources be Reconciled?</b>
- 5 <b>The Background and the Sources</b>
- 6 <b>The Career of Aegidius</b>
- 7 <b>Syagrius and the Kingdom of Soissons</b>
- 8 <b>A Survey of the Material Evidence for Northern Gaul</b>
- 9 <b>Traces of the Kingdom of Soissons in the Merovingian Period</b>
- 10 <b>The Military Forces of Aegidius and Syagrius</b>
- 11 <b>Alternative Models for Northern Gaul in the Late Fifth Century</b>
- 12 <b>The Background and the Sources</b>
- 13 <b>Ricimer's Early Career and the Reigns of Avitus and Majorian</b>
- 14 <b>Ricimer and the Reigns of Libius Severus, Anthemius, and Olybrius</b>
- 15 <b>Assessments of Ricimer</b>
- 16 <b>Gundobad, Orestes, and Odovacer</b>
- APPENDIX Naval Power in the Fifth Century
- (p.5) 1 Predecessors
- Late Roman Warlords
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This chapter describes the rise of military generals to political power during the 4th century. These include Merobaudes, a German, possibly a Frank (in a position of power c.AD 375-88), who was magister peditum under Valentinian I; Stilicho (in power AD 394-408), who came into power not as a result of a military career but because of his relationship with Emperor Honorius' father Theodosius I, whose daughter he married; and Flavius Aetius, who fought his way to power in the AD 420s.
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