King of the Visigoths

ALARIC I ca. 370410. King of the Visigoths. After commanding the Goths who lived as foederati in Moesia and Pannonia, on the death of Theodosius 395, as king of the Visigoths, he invaded Macedonia and Greece. The emperor Arcadius allowed him to live in Illyricum, naming him magister militum. A few years later, Alaric tried to invade Italy but was severely defeated by the supreme commander of the imperial troops, Stilicho, at Pollentia in Piedmont 402 and at Verona 403. On the death of Stilicho in 408, Alaric returned to Italy, advancing as far as the gates of Rome, which he sacked on 24 August 410 Orosius, Hist. Adv. Pag., 39,1; 40,1. The event made a great impression on his contemporaries, esp. St. Augustine, who was inspired to conceive the great design of the City of God Retract. 2, 43, 1. Alaric then proceeded toward S Italy, intending to go to Africa, but died shortly thereafter, on the Busento River near the city of Cosenza. P. Courcelle, Histoire littraire des grandes invasions germaniques, Paris 2 1964, 31-77; E. Demougeot, La formation de l’Europe et les invasions barbares, 2, De l’av¨nement de Diocl- tien 284   l’occupaton germanique de l’Empire romain d’Occident debut du VIe si¨cle, II, Paris 1979, 451-464; G. Albert, Goten in Kostantinopel, Untersuchungen zur ostrmischen Geschichte um das Jahr 400 n. Chr, Paderborn 1984; B. Luiselli, Storia culturale dei rapporti tra mondo romano e mondo germanico, Rome 1992, 384, 419-421, 556-557; L. Gatto, Storia di Roma nel Medioevo, Rome 2000, 56-64.
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