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date: 09 December 2022

Arcadius (2), Flaviuslocked

, Roman emperor

Arcadius (2), Flaviuslocked

, Roman emperor
  • Edward Arthur Thompson
  •  and J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz

Extract

Arcadius (2), Flavius, eastern Roman emperor (ce 383–408), was the elder son of *Theodosius (2) I. Weak and irritable, he filled the essential role of emperor, while policy was made by a succession of strong ministers, *Rufinus (1), *Eutropius (2), and Anthemius. The independence of civilian government in the east was maintained in the face of pressure from the west under *Stilicho, and of Gothic federate bands led respectively by *Alaric and Gainas.

Subjects

  • Late Antiquity

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