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Late Roman Warlords$
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Penny MacGeorge

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199252442

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252442.001.0001

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The Career of Aegidius

The Career of Aegidius

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(p.82) 6 The Career of Aegidius
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Late Roman Warlords
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Penny MacGeorge

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252442.003.0007

This chapter focuses on the career of Aegidius. It is likely that Aegidius was from an upper class family or was of noble barbarian ancestry. Gregory of Tours suggests that Aegidius became magister militum in Gaul shortly after Majorian's accession. Priscus states that Aegidius served with Majorian under Aetius.

Keywords:   Aegidius, career, Gregory of Tours, Priscus, Majorian

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