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Eastern No. Y. C. Emperors.
Sulpitius Severus embraces Christianity.
near Aquilea, and recovers the Western empire. cp January 17, he dies at Milan, aged 61, sc cp and by
will, his sons Aged 18, p reigns in the East 13 years, 3 months,
15 days, and Honorius, aged 11 p in the West 28
years, 6 months. c
dained Bishop of Constantinople.
tion to this year.
cia. SC CP
V. CENTURY. 401
April 10, Theodosius II. born to Arcadius sc c p and
baptized by Chrysostom.
Alaricus breaks into Noricum and Italy. 402
Stilicho* beats Alaricus back to Illyricum.
Epiphanius, Bishop in Cyprus, dies. cv 404
June 20 Chrysostom banished by Arcadius into Cili405
Pelagius grows noted for his errors.
and other barbarians into Italy ; but Stilicho slays
rest surrender. cp 406
December 31, Godigisilus leads the Vandals and
other barbarians to the Rhine. cp
They miserably waste the bordering countries.
Constantin emperor, who going over to Gaul, the
soldiers there receive him also.cp September 14 v or November 14, Chrysostom aged
53, dies in exile, near the Euxine Sea. sccp 408
May 1, Arcadius, aged 31, dies at Constantinople,
SC c p and his son
The Vandals warch into the West and South parts
of Gaul, and waste them. August 23, Honorius beheads Stilicho; and October
13, the Vandals march for Spain, and seize it.
Alaricus marches into Italy, and besieges Rome.
the citizens to renounce Honorius, and retires.
* He was a Vandal by birth,p but chief minister of State, and general to Honorius. c † Petavius says he was a Scotchman; Hearn says a Welshman.
He was one of mean degree, and chosen emperor, for the name sake only.cp
Eastern No. Y. C. Emperors
Alaricus returns to Rome, and besieges it again.
plunder of his army ; and then lays waste the rest
of Italy.cp. Alaricus dies in Italy, and the Goths choose Athaul
Gaul, and put to death at Ravenna. cp
Spain, on condition of warring against the Vandals.
gives him the western part of Gaul also.
secretary John assumes his empire. sc cp
III emperor of the West, who reigns 29 years, 5
months. In May the Vandals under Gensericus quitting Spain,
with 80,000 pass to Africa and seize Mauritania.
SC c p.
to the Vandals.
* An Illyrican by birth, and general to Honorius. cp
† Son to Constantius, the Roman general, by Placidia, daughter to Theodosius the Great. sccp § It had above 200 bishops, and condemns Nestorius. cp
It contains a collection of all the useful laws from Constantin the Great. c
Eastern No. Y. C. Emperors.
Attalia king of the Hunns wasteth Thrace, Macedo
pia and Greece. 443)
He returns to Scythia with 120,000 captives. 444
April 9, c or June 9, p Cyril of Alexandria dies.
Prosper here ends his Chronicle.
their first king who subdued part of Gaul.
Theodosius adds to his Code the Novellæ. 448
The Britons harassed by the Picts and Scots, send to
the Saxons for aid. Meroveus seizes the northeastern part of Gaul. Hengist and Horsa, brothers, transport the Saxons in
three ships to Britain. 450
August 1, Theodosius, thrown from his horse a hunt
ing, dies, c p and August 25, v
Attila with seven hundred thousand men, wasteth
Germany and enters Gaul. c But September 27, p the Romans and Goths under Ætius and Theudoric beat him ; when Theudoric with one hundred and eighty thousand on both sides were slain in battle,
and ninety thousand die of their wounds.t October 8, the fourth General Council meets at Chal
cedon. cpt 452
Hengist makes peace with the Picts, and falls on the
Attila driven by Thorismund king of the Goths into
Scythia, dies. 454
Valentinian kills his general Ætius. cp 455
March 17, Maximus kills Valentinian,g and sets up
for emperor of the West. cp Upon which Genseric sails from Africa ; June 12, comes to Rome and kills Maximus ; June 15, enters
the city, spoils it for 14 days, and returns. cp. July 10, the Roman soldiers in Gaul make Avitus
emperor of the West. cp v
May 17, he is forced to resign. sgc
gist back to Saxony.
Tanuary 26, Marcianus dies, ¢p v and
eg cp Majoranus sent by Leo, crowned April 1, at Ravenna,
reigns 4 years, 4 months. cp v
* Pulcheria, sister of Theodosius II. a virgin, aged 52, took him for her husband, and advanced him to the empire, though a man of low descent.
+ This battle was fought near Chalons in Gaul: and Ferarius makes the slain one hundred and eighty thousand; Petavius says, Jornandes reckons one hundred and seventy thousand; and Idatius, three hundred thousand.
# It had six hundred and thirty bishops or pastors, and condemns Eutychesand his errors. eg cp
And in him the Imperial line of Theodosius the Great ends.
Eastern No Y. C. Emperors.
Hengist returns to Britain, takes the kingdom of
Kent, which he transmits to his posterity.
by his general Ricimer. cp
reigns 3 years, 9 months. cp August 15, Severus dies cp by poison, p and the Sen
ate send to Leo for another. Prosper of Acquitain dies. Anthemius, sent by Leo, crowned April 12, reigns á
years, 3 months. eg cp Ricimer rises against Anthemius ; July 11, kills him,
and sets up Olybrius, who reigns 3 months, 12
days. CP August 18, Ricimer, and October 23, Olybrius dies.
March 5, Gylcerius crowned at Ravenna, reigns 1
year, 3 months, 19 days. c p
Verina eg c p reigns 3 months.
24, is crowned emperor of the West. c p
Romans out of Gaul.
28, he deposes Nepos at Ravenna ; October 31, he
makes his son Momyllus emperor of the West. cpt Brother to Verina, eg drives Zeno into Isauria c p and
reigns 1 year, 6 months, c 2 years. eg Odoacer, king of the Heruli comes into Italy, and
takes Orestes ; August 23, is proclaimed king of Italy ; August 28, kills Orestes ; September 4, banishes Momyllus ; and entering Rome, puts an end to the western empire in 800. c p
Childeric wins a great part of Gaul.
to death. eg cp
from Scandia, take Pomerania, and keep it 40 years.
* Though Calvisius agree both in the beginning and end of the reign of Olybrius ; yet Calvisius plainly mistakes in making his reign 3 months, 23 days.
# For his low stature, he is called Augustulus c and Evagrius calls him Romulus. eg
And all the while, Zeno and his wife Ariadne live only on roots, herbs, and water.cp
Eastern No. Y. C. Emperors.
May 9, Nepos, late emperor, killed c p by his offi481
Vortigern, a British king, drove into a tower and
burnt, by his own people. * 486
Clovis, king of the Franks, extends his kingdom in
Gaul, c p and puts an end to the Roman power
Theodoric, king of the Goths in Moesia,t marches
to Italy, and beats Odoacer in three battles. 491
Zeno dies, and his wife raises and marries Anastasius A Grecian below the Senatorian order : April 9,
crowned; reigns 27 years, 3 months, 3 days. eg cp 492
Ella begins the South Saxon kingdom in Britain. 493)
Theodoric kills Odoacer, and seizes the kingdom of
Italy. c p 494
Pope Gelasius calls a council of 70 bishops; in which
he asserts his primacy over all churches. 495
Cerdic, a Saxon, sails to Britain with 5 ships, and
beats the Britons. 5001
Theodoric enters Rome in great splendor.
Spain, c p publishes his abridgement of the Theo
dosian Code. The Babylonian Talmud, collected by Rabbi Afer,
kingdom. c p §
wherein three hundred thousand perish. v
Calvisius, by mistake, calls him Vortimer. + These were called, Ostro-Goths, or Eastern Goths ; those in Gaul and Spain, were called Visi-Goths, or Western Goths. cp
# He came to life in the tomb; whence his dolorous cries were heard; but his wife forbidding to open it, he dies for hunger, having gnawed the flesh of bis arms to the bone. c
§ Upon Alaric's death, his son succeeds to the kingdom in Spain only, and Theodoric takes the south eastern part of Gaul cp
|| He is killed by lightning, in an exceeding strong building, contrived by Proclus to secure him from it. cp
1 He was a Thracian of the meanest birth, being in his youth a swineherd, e and could not write his name. p