The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 4 of 6 (Classic Reprint)
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THE DECLINE AND FALL
tENO AND ANASTASITJS, EMPEROHS OF THE EAST. - BIRTIt,
EDUCATION, AND FIRST EXPLOITS of THEODORIC THE osTROGOTH.-HIS INVASION AND CONQUEST OF ITALY.-
THE GOTHIC KINGDOM OF ITALY.-STATE OF THE WEST.-
MILITARY AND CIVIL GOVERNMENT. -THE SENATOR BOE* TIUUS. - LAST ACTS AND DEATH OF THEODORIC.
After the fall of the Roman Empire in the West, an interval of fifty years, till the memorable reign of Justinian, is faintly marked by the obscure names and imperfect annals of Zeno, Anastasius, and Justin, who successively ascended to the throne of Constantinople. During the same period, Italy revived and flourished under the government of a Gothic king, who might have deserved a statue among the best and bravest of the ancient Romans.
Theodoric the Ostrogoth, the fourteenth in lineal descent of the royal line of the Amah,1 was bom in the neighborhood of
1 Jornaftdes (rte Rebus Geticis, c. 13
Table of Contents
CONTENTS; THE FOURTH VOLUME; CHAPTER XXXIX; SfiKO ANi) ANAST4 nVS, EMFERORS OF THE BAST - BIRTH, EDUCATION, AND FIRST EXfU)IT9 OF THEODORIC THE OSTROGOTH - HIS INVASION AND CONUOEST OF ITALY-THE GOTHIC KINGDOM OF ITALY- - STATE OF THE WEST - MILITARY AND CIVIL GOVERNMENT-THE SENATOR BOETRiUS-LAST ACTS AND DEATH OF THEODORIC-; a » rtcz; 455-475 Birth and Education of Theodoric, 1; 474-491 The Reign of Zeno, 3; 491-618 The Reign of Anastasius, 6; 475-488 Service and Revolt of Theodoric, 6; 489 He undertakes the Conquest of Italy, 7; His March,« 9; 489,490, The three Defeats of Odoacer, 9; 493 His Capitulation and Death, 11; 494-626 Reign of Theodoric, King of Italy, 12; Partition of Lands 13; Separation of the Goths and Italians 14; Foreign Policy of Theodoric, 16; His Defensive Wars, 18; 609 His Naval Armaments, 19; Civil Government of Italy a