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  Athanaric - LoveToKnow 1911
He bore the title not of king but of judge, a title which may be compared with that of ealdorman among the AngloSaxon invaders of Britain.
Athanaric waged, from 367 to 369, an unsuccessful war with the emperor Valens, and the peace by which the war was ended was ratified by the Roman and Gothic rulers meeting on a barge in mid-stream of the Danube.
Athanaric was a harsh and obstinate heathen, and his short reign was chiefly famous for his brutal persecution of his Christian fellowcountrymen.
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  Athanaric
Athanaric (died 381) was ruler of several branches of the Visigoths for at least two decades in the fourth century and undisputed King of the Visigoths for the last year of his life.
A rival of Fritigern, another Visigothic war-chief, Athanaric makes his first appearance in recorded history in 369, when he engaged in battle with the Eastern Roman Emperor Valens and ultimately negotiated a favorable peace for his people.
Athanaric's people were left to their fate, but many of them found their own way across the river, as well.
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  Athanaric - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Athanaric (died 381) was ruler of several branches of the Visigoths for at least two decades in the fourth century and undisputed King of the Visigoths for the last year of his life.
A rival of Fritigern, another Visigothic war chief, Athanaric made his first appearance in recorded history in 369, when he engaged in battle with the Eastern Roman Emperor Valens and ultimately negotiated a favorable peace for his people.
Athanaric's people were left to their fate, but many of them found their own way across the river, as well.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Athanaric   (327 words)

  
 Visigoths. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Until 369 Emperor Valens waged war successfully against the Visigoths, who were led by Athanaric.
Athanaric asserted his supremacy over Fritigern, a rival Visigothic leader who then retired into the Roman Empire and obtained Roman aid against Athanaric.
However, the internal affairs of the Goths became of secondary importance to the invasion (c.375) of their lands by the Huns.
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 ATHANARIC
The invading Huns in whose path the domain of Athanaric lay, defeated him in 376 and advanced in great force onto the plains of Dacia.
That year the Visigoths allied themselves with the Romans, but Athanaric excluded himself from the alliance and moved with part of his people to the west, probably to Transylvania, where he established new fortifications.
In 380, however, banished by his followers, Athanaric accepted the hospitality of the Roman Empire and went to Constantinople, where he was honorably received by the Roman emperor Theodosius I, but he died not too long afterward.
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 Fritigern - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Fritigern (died 380), King of the Visigoths (369-380), was one of the prominent Germanic warrior-kings whose military victories led to the eventual fall of the western half of the Roman Empire.
A rival of Athanaric, another prominent Visigothic leader, Fritigern (Gothic Frithugairns, meaning "desiring peace") was favored by the Roman Emperor Valens primarily because of his adoption of Arianism, a form of Christianity popular at the time and one which Valens sympathized with.
In 376, the Visigoths, under heavy pressure from the Huns who had already conquered their kinsmen, the Ostrogoths, asked Valens to allow them to cross the Danube River and settle in Roman territory, which the Huns could not then reach due to their inability to cross the Danube in force.
www.open-encyclopedia.com /Fritigern   (395 words)

  
 The Baldwin Project: Barbarian and Noble by Marion Florence Lansing
Athanaric was living at the beginning of the period of the wandering of the peoples, when a strange spirit of restlessness seized many tribes and nations, and they left their homes and crowded one upon another, pushing their neighbors hither and thither.
Athanaric marveled that any people, however strong, [20] should be able to conquer these fierce and warlike tribes; but he did not dream that he would ever hear more of them.
Athanaric met them in battle not once but many times, for his were the bravest people of the Goths, as they were the most fierce and cruel, and they fought with spirit even though their hearts were filled with a nameless fear.
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 Qwika - Valens
The Gothic people in the northern region had supported Procopius in his revolt against Valens, and Valens had learned the Goths were planning an uprising of their own.
These Goths, more specifically the Tervingi, were at the time under the leadership of Athanaric and had apparently remained peaceful since their defeat under Constantine in 332.
Athanaric pled for treaty terms and Valens gladly obliged.
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 XXVI. Progress of The Huns Page 8
On the banks of the Niester, the prudent Athanaric, more attentive to his own than to the general safety, had fixed the camp of the Visigoths; with the firm resolution of opposing the victorious Barbarians, whom he thought it less advisable to provoke.
The undaunted general had already formed a new and judicious plan of defensive war; and the strong lines, which he was preparing to construct between the mountains, the Pruth, and the Danube, would have secured the extensive and fertile territory that bears the modern name of Walachia, from the destructive inroads of the Huns.
Athanaric himself, still anxious to avoid the guilt of perjury, retired, with a band of faithful followers, into the mountainous country of Caucaland; which appears to have been guarded, and almost concealed, by the impenetrable forests of Transylvania.
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 ATHANARIC - LoveToKnow Article on ATHANARIC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
He bore the title not of king but of judge, a title which lay be compared with that of ealdorman among the Angloaxon invaders of Britain.
Athanaric waged, from 367 to 369, ri unsuccessful war with the emperor Valens, and the peace by -hich the war was ended was ratified by the Roman and Gothic slers meeting on a barge in mid-stream of the Danube.
The bulk of the isigothic people sought refuge within the Empire in the region ow known as Bulgaria, but Athanaric seems to have fled into ransylvania.
12.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AT/ATHANARIC.htm   (986 words)

  
 Visigoths
Athanaric asserted his supremacy over Fritigern, a rival Visigothic leader who then retired into the Roman Empire and obtained Roman aid against Athanaric.
Athanaric retired to Transylvania, and the majority of the Visigoths joined Fritigern and fled (376) into the empire.
In 382 peace was finally concluded, and the Goths under Athanaric were settled in Thrace.
www.orbilat.com /Encyclopaedia/V/Visigoths.html   (617 words)

  
 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 1062 (v. 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Tillemont conjectures that Athanaric was expelled by Fritigern, Alatheus, and Saphrax ; but Gibbon's narrative seems to signify (for seems is all the meaning that in many cases can be imputed to it) that Fritigern was already dead.
However Athanaric was too old and too prudent to carry on war with the new em­peror : he listened to proposals of peace, and he even went to Constantinople to visit the emperor.
This politic behaviour gained over the whole army of Athanaric ; and the ad­hesion of so large a body of the Visigoths was followed by the submission of the rest.
www.ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/3396.html   (1092 words)

  
 Chapter Reigns Of Jovian And Valentinian, Division Of The Empire. of History of The Decline And Fall of The Roman ...
Athanaric was provoked, or compelled, to risk a battle, which he lost, in the plains; and the pursuit was rendered more bloody by the cruel precaution of the victorious generals, who had promised a large reward for the head of every Goth that was brought into the Imperial camp.
Athanaric, who, on this occasion, appears to have consulted his private interest, without expecting the orders of his sovereign, supported his own dignity, and that of his tribe, in the personal interview which was proposed by the ministers of Valens.
He persisted in his declaration, that it was impossible for him, without incurring the guilt of perjury, ever to set his foot on the territory of the empire; and it is more than probable, that his regard for the sanctity of an oath was confirmed by the recent and fatal examples of Roman treachery.
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 Athanaric   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
A rival of Fritigern, another Visigothic war-chief, Athanaric makes his firstappearance in recorded history in 369, when he engaged in battle with the Eastern RomanEmperor Valens and ultimately negotiated a favorable peace for his people.
In 376, Valens permitted Fritigern's people to cross the Danube River and settle on Roman soil to avoid the Huns, who hadrecently conquered the Ostrogoths and were now pressing the Visigoths thenliving in Dacia.
Athanaric's people were left to their fate, but many of them found theirown way across the river, as well.
www.therfcc.org /athanaric-163533.html   (307 words)

  
 Fritigern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Fritigern (died 380), King of the Visigoths (369 -380), was one of the prominent Germanic warrior-kings whose military victories led to the eventual fall ofthe western half of the Roman Empire.
A rival of Athanaric, another prominent Visigothic leader, Fritigern (GothicFrithugairns, meaning "desiring peace") was favored by the Roman Emperor Valens primarily because of his adoption of Arianism, a form of Christianity popular at the time and one which Valens sympathized with.
In 376, the Visigoths, under heavy pressure from the Huns who had already conquered their kinsmen, the Ostrogoths, asked Valens to allowthem to cross the Danube River and settle in Roman territory, which theHuns could not then reach due to their inability to cross the Danube in force.
www.therfcc.org /fritigern-89093.html   (393 words)

  
 HUNS - LoveToKnow Article on HUNS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The latter entrenched himself on the frontier which had separated him from the Ostrogoths, behind the Greutungrampart and the Dniester; but he was surprised by the enemy, who forded the river in the night, fell suddenly upon his camp, and compelled him to abandon his position.
The remainder of the Visigoths, under Alavivus and Fritigern, now began to seek, and ultimately were successful in obtaining (376), the permission of the emperor Valeirs to settle in Thrace; Athanaric meanwhile took refuge in Transylvania, thus abandoning the field without any serious struggle to the irresistible Huns.
For more than fifty years the Roman world was undisturbed by any aggressive act on the part of the new invaders, who contented themselves with overpowering various tribes which lived to the north of the Danube.
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 Sava the Goth - OrthodoxWiki
Between 370 and 372, the Gothic King Athanaric, who had settled in Dacia and was at war with Emperor Valens, began a great persecution of Christians in his territory.
Athanaric's soldiers had wanted to release the martyr, but he urged them that they should follow out their orders, saying the following.
Beyond the river I see what you cannot; I see those who wait to take my soul and bring it to the place of God's glory.' So, he was martyred on April 12, 372, on the fifth day after Pascha, at the age of 38.
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 The Baldwin Project: Barbarian and Noble by Marion Florence Lansing
Athanaric was a tall, handsome lad, with blue eyes which could blaze with anger when he was roused, and long, flaxen hair, which was the sign that he came of a family of chiefs.
Athanaric's cheeks burned with indignation as he listened, and he no longer lay at his father's feet but stood before him with hands [12] clenched.
So Athanaric gave his promise, and his father's heart was satisfied, for now he knew that no one could deceive the lad and lure him away to destruction with promises of Roman gold or fame.
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 ATHANARIC (d. 381) - Online Information article about ATHANARIC (d. 381)
Athanaric waged, from 367 to 369, an unsuccessful See also:
Athanaric was a harsh and obstinate See also:
Bulgaria, but Athanaric seems to have fled into Transylvania.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /ARN_AUD/ATHANARIC_d_381_.html   (341 words)

  
 Visigoths: In the Roman Empire — FactMonster.com
However, the internal affairs of the Goths became of secondary importance to the invasion (c.375) of their lands by the
Athanaric retired to Transylvania, and the majority of the Visigoths joined Fritigern and fled (376) into the empire.
In 382 peace was finally concluded, and the Goths under Athanaric were settled in Thrace.
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 The Divided Visigoths
Athanaric very gladly consented and as he entered the royal city exclaimed in wonder "Lo, now I see what I have often heard of with unbelieving ears," meaning the great and famous city.
The emperor had such affection for him that he honored Athanaric even more when he was dead than during his life-time, for he not only gave him a worthy burial, but himself walked before the bier at the funeral.
Now when Athanaric was dead, his whole army continued in the service of the Emperor Theodosius and submitted to the Roman rule, forming as it were one body with the imperial soldiery.
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 THE MERCY OF SARABANDE
Athanaric and I (my name's Wendy, by the way) were having our first embrace when we.
When Wendy and Athanaric had fled from their old haunts, they flew as hard and as fast and as long as they could.
Pavane took hold of Athanaric and said: "I'm not as nice as Auntie; I would have done this a long time ago." Then she sank her fangs into the screaming boy's pouch.
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 AllRefer.com - Athanaric (Ancient History, Late Roman And Byzantine, Biography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Athanaric (Ancient History, Late Roman And Byzantine, Biography) - Encyclopedia
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 Gothic Online: Lesson 7
Athanaric was annoyed that those under his power also had been persuaded by Ulphilas to become Christians, and subjected many of them to many forms of punishment because the ancestral religion was threatened by innovation...
It seems that Athanaric was determined to undermine the authority of Fritigern after suffering a defeat at his hands.
But in a more general perspective, a reiks such as Athanaric was charged to uphold older traditions, so that the Christians were felt to be a challenge to the authority of the reiks.
www.utexas.edu /cola/centers/lrc/eieol/gotol-7.html   (3898 words)

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