Barbarians and bishops: army, church, and state in the age of Arcadius and Chrysostom
In this illuminating study Liebeschuetz examines two fundamental themes of Late Antiquity: the barbarization of the Roman army and the interrelation of Church and secular government. He discusses Alaric's Goths in the West, who were treated as a federate regiment rather than a migrating tribe; how the civilian authorities at Constantinople maintained control over the largely German army in a conflict that culminated in the Gainas rising; and how the same authorities came into conflict with John Chrysostom, the bishop of Constantinople, and had him deposed.
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A. H. M. Jones LRE Alan Cameron Alaric Alaric's Goths Anthemius Antioch Arcadius Arian attack Aurelian band barbarians bishop of Alexandria bishop of Constantinople Blockley bucellarii Caesarius campaign Christian Chron church Claud Claudian clergy command Constantinople Constantius consul CT xvi D1al Dagron defeat E. A. Thompson East Eastern Empire Eastern government emperor empress Eudoxia Eunapius Eutrop Eutropius Eutychianus evidence exile fact federates field army force Fravitta frontier Gainas Garzya Gaul Germans Gothic Goths Greuthungi Holum Honorius Horn Huns Ibid Illyricum imperial Italy John Chrysostom large number later laws Liebeschuetz magister magister militum Maximus military monks Pall Palladius PG Ixiii PLRE ii s.v. political praetorian prefect prefecture Prov Providentia provinces recruits role Roman army Rufinus secular seems senatorial sermons settled Socr soldiers Sozomen Stilicho suggests Synesius synod Theoderic Theodoret Theodosius Theophilus tribal Tribigild troops Typhos viii West Western Zosimus