Friday, January 20, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 5th secular

Zeno, 474-491
- originally a “junior” Augustus to his son, but Zeno became sole emperor - is credited with “solving” the problem with the Goths in the East and the Germans in Italy - in 481, Zeno recognized Theodoric the Amal as king of the Ostrogoths (East Goths) and a Roman nobleman
- in 488, Theodoric was commissioned to rescue Italy from the Germans under Odoacer, and did so, taking control of Italy in 493

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