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  Attila the Hun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Attila and Bleda threatened further war, claiming that the Romans had failed to fulfil their treaty obligations and that the bishop of Margus (not far from modern Belgrade) had crossed the Danube to ransack and desecrate the royal Hun graves on the Danube's north bank.
Attila, not convinced, sent an embassy to Ravenna to proclaim that Honoria was innocent, that the proposal had been legitimate, and that he would come to claim what was rightfully his.
Attila is known in Western history and tradition as the grim "Scourge of God", and his name has become a byword for cruelty and barbarism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Attila   (3533 words)

  
 Attila - Wikipedia
Zum weströmischen Reich unterhielt Attila zunächst gute Kontakte.
Attila zog sich in seinen alten Herrschaftsraum zurück und starb 453 in seiner Hochzeitsnacht mit der Gotin Ildikó.
Attila wird in den zeitgenössischen Quellen sehr düster beschrieben, was sicherlich auch seinen teils mit äußerster Brutalität geführten Kriegszügen Rechnung trug.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Attila   (943 words)

  
 Poke's Fifteen Decisive Battles
Attila's exploits, and the wonders of his unearthly steed and magic sword, repeatedly occur in the Sagas of Norway and Iceland; and the celebrated Niebelungen Lied, the most ancient of Germanic poetry, is full of them.
Attila quelled this revolt, and having thus consolidated his power, and having punished the presumption of the Eastern Roman emperor by fearful ravages of his fairest provinces, Attila, in 450 A.D., prepared to set vast forces in motion for the conquest of Western Europe.
Attila saw the importance of th e position taken by Aëtius on the high ground, and commenced the battle by a furious attack on this part of the Roman line, in which he seems to have detached some of his best troops from his centre to aid his left.
www.standin.se /fifteen06a.htm   (4319 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Attila the Hun
In 451 he was met on the Plains of Chalons by the allied Romans under Actius and the Visigoths under Theodoric and Thorismond, who overcame the Huns and averted the peril that menaced Western civilization.
The moral power of these bishops, more particularly of the pope during the dissolution of the empire, is evidenced as well by the confidence in which the faithful looked to them for succour against the terrible invader as by the influence they sometimes exerted in staying that invader's destroying hand.
Most European countries have their legends of the Hunnish leader, who is diversely depicted, according as the vanity of nations would represent Attila as a friend who had contributed to their greatness or as a foe to whose superhuman strength it had been no discredit to succumb.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02061b.htm   (408 words)

  
 Attila the Hun (calypsonian) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Attila the Hun (also spelled Atilla the Hun) was the name taken by the prominent calypsonian born Raymond Quevedo (March 24, 1892 - February 22, 1962).
He began singing in 1911 and was at his most prominent in the 1930s and 1940s.
Attilla was the first calypsonian to hold elected public office; he was elected to the Port-of-Spain City Council in 1946 and was elected to the Legislative Council of Trinidad and Tobago in 1950 representing the St. George County East.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Atilla_The_Hun_(singer)   (246 words)

  
 Portale Guseppe Verdi Ing | Life and Operas | Attila
Attila, smitten by her beauty and her proud words, falls in love with her and gives her his sword, ordering that together with the other virgins, she be taken to the camp to become part of his court.
But just as Attila raises the cup to his lips, Odabella, who wants her enemy killed by her own hand and not by the betrayal of one of his own, tells Attila there is poison in the cup.
Furious, Attila follows close behind, but he is blocked by three enemies: Odabella reminds him of her dead father, Foresto, the fatherland and his love destroyed and Ezio, all the crimes and destruction he has caused all over the world.
www.giuseppeverdi.it /Inglese/page.asp?IDCategoria=162&IDSezione=580&ID=19724   (1191 words)

  
 The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire XXXIV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
His two nephews, Attila and Bleda, who succeeded to the throne of their uncle, consented to a personal interview with the ambassadors of Constantinople; but as they proudly refused to dismount, the business was transacted on horseback, in a spacious plain near the city of Margus, in the Upper Maesia.
Attila, on his side, was satisfied and deceived by their solemn asseveration that the rest of the captives had been put to the sword and that it was their constant practice immediately to dismiss the Romans and the deserters who had obtained the security of the public faith.
The wife of Attila received their visit sitting, or rather lying, on a soft couch; the floor was covered with a carpet; the domestics formed a circle round the queen; and her damsels, seated on the ground, were employed in working the variegated embroidery which adorned the dress of the barbaric warriors.
www.ccel.org /g/gibbon/decline/volume1/chap34.htm   (7813 words)

  
 Retired Robots - Hannibal and Attila
Attila and Hannibal were built in the Mobot Lab in the early 1990s.
Attila and Hannibal are recognized as being among the most sophisticated autonomous robots for their size, possessing over 19 degrees of freedom, over 60 sensory inputs, and over 8 microprocessors.
Attila and Genghis were invited to a planetary rover exhibition at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.
www.ai.mit.edu /projects/hannibal/hannibal.html   (1236 words)

  
 Dining With Attila the Hun, 448   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The most famous leader of the Huns was Attila, whose name even today - 1500 years after his death - conjures up visions of evil savagery and whom the Romans called the "Scourge of God." He and his brother succeeded their uncle as co-leaders of the Huns in 434.
The eldest son was sitting on Attila's own couch, right on the very edge, with his eyes fixed on the ground in fear of his father.
Priscus, Dinner with Attila, translated in Robinson, J. H., Readings in European History (1905); Gibbon, Edward, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1896-1902); Thompson, E.A., A History of Attila and the Huns (1948).
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /attila.htm   (1265 words)

  
 Medieval Sourcebook: Leo I and Attila   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Attila, the leader of the Huns, who was called the scourge of God, came into Italy, inflamed with fury, after he had laid waste with most savage frenzy Thrace and Illyricum, Macedonia and Moesia, Achaia and Greece, Pannonia and Germany.
He met Attila, it is said, in the neighborhood of the river Mincio, and he spoke to the grim monarch, saying "The senate and the people of Rome, once conquerors of the world, now indeed vanquished, come before thee as suppliants.
Thou hast subdued, O Attila, the whole circle of the lands which it was granted to the Romans, victors over all peoples, to conquer.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/attila2.html   (668 words)

  
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In the course of the feast, as the barbarians lauded Attila and we lauded the Emperor, Bigilas remarked that it was not fair to compare a man and a god, meaning Attila by the man and Theodosius by the god.
Attila sat in the middle on a couch; a second couch was set behind him, and from it steps led up to his bed, which was covered with linen sheets and wrought coverlets for ornament, such as Greeks and Romans use to deck bridal beds.
Attila, however, remained immovable and of unchanging countenance nor by word or act did he betray anything approaching to a smile of merriment except at the entry of Ernas, his youngest son, whom he pulled by the cheek, and gazed on with a calm look of satisfaction.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /jod/texts/priscus.html   (4679 words)

  
 Medieval Sourcebook:
Attila's wife lived here; and, having been admitted by the barbarians at the door, I found her reclining on a soft couch.
[We were invited to a banquet with Attila at three o'clock] When the hour arrived we went to the palace, along with the embassy from the western Romans, and stood on the threshold of the hall in the presence of Attila.
Attila sat in the middle on a couch ; a second couch was set behind him, and from it steps led up to his bed, which was covered with linen sheets and wrought coverlets for ornament, such as Greeks and Romans used to deck bridal beds.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/attila1.html   (983 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Video: Attila (2001)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Attila is an engaging and magnificent epic, with a full cast of exciting characters, and plenty of exciting action, battle scenes, intrigue, drama, pageantry and beautiful women.
Attila was known in history as `The Scourge of G-D'.
In this movie, although his cruel side is shown, it is an entirely sympathetic portrayal, of an officer and a gentleman, a true king, even with the touch of a magic sword that he has found as s sign that he is the ordained King of the Huns, al a Arthur.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005U8RZ?v=glance   (825 words)

  
 All Empires - Hunnic Empire of Attila   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Peace of Anatolius (the mediator of the treaty negotiation) was signed in autumn 443 and Attila and his Huns returned north of the Danube victorious with an enormous amount of plunder.
Attila stormed the walls of Aquileia, Vicetia, Verona, Brixia, Bergomum, and Milan, massacring the population and reducing the cities to the ground.
Whether Attila was a ruthless barbarian or a man of bravery and courage, the Huns will always be remembered for the fierocity of their warriors.
www.allempires.com /empires/huns/huns1.htm   (3241 words)

  
 Meeting Attila József
Attila József was born in this house at 3 Gát Street, Budapest, on 14 April, 1905.
I also met Attila József at the tiny village of Csörög where our family circle was having a get-together.
It was a reference to the times when Attila gathered (stole) firewood for his family during the dark days of WWI and about which he wrote in his poem, Firewood.
homepages.paradise.net.nz /hellyer/attila.html   (1574 words)

  
 Attila, King of the Huns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Although he reigned almost 20 years as king of the Huns, the image of Attila in history and in the popular imagination is based upon two aggressive military campaigns in the last two years of his life which threatened to dramatically redirect the development of Western Europe.
Attila and his brother succeeded their uncle as leaders of the Huns in 434, with Attila in the junior role until his brother's death (perhaps at Attila's hand) 12 years later.
Attila embarked immediately upon a series of wars extending Hun rule from the Rhine across the north of the Black Sea as far as the Caspian Sea.
www.boglewood.com /timeline/attila.html   (271 words)

  
 Reportret: Attila the Hun
Attila the Hun died the next year from an alcohol overdose combined with a haemorrhage from the nose.
Attila the Hun could arm himself, like the Scythians, with a bow and arrows, which were kept in a quiver that could be attached to his girdle, a short sword, a shield, and a throwing spear.
Attila the Hun was reproduced on horseback, because it wouldn't be appropriate to picture the khan of a nation of horsemen on foot.
www.reportret.info /gallery/attilathehun1.html   (1924 words)

  
 Attila's Invasion of Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The defeat of Attila the Hun's forces by the allied Roman and Visigoth armies at Chalons in 451 thwarted his first campaign into the heart of Western Europe.
However, Attila's ambitions and audacity were not diluted by the experience, only redirected.
Perhaps the halt came, as Attila said, in response to the entreaty of Pope Leo I, although a desire to return across the Alps to his capital near present-day Budapest before the onset of winter may have been a more persuasive reason.
www.boglewood.com /timeline/huninvasion.html   (170 words)

  
 Attila   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Attila's family and village are destroyed by another tribe for the crime of hunting a single deer on another tribe's land.
Attila is briefly seduced by Rome's wealth and decadence -- as well as its conniving princess, Honoria (Kirsty Mitchell).
And soon, Attila's ambition for power is unleashed on the tribes and lands around him, including the empire's eastern and western capitals.
www.rambles.net /attila_tv01.html   (492 words)

  
 Hypnotist ATTILA - Canada's Leading Hypnotist
The universal appeal of Attila's show has been established by being ethical and respectful and proven through the great demand and consistent rebooking of those who have had the pleasure of seeing his shows.
Attila has also had the much coveted honor of being invited to share the stage with the world's greatest magicians, such as Fantasio, Marvin and Carol Roy-Mr.
Attila has played the part with amazing fire effects and magic tricks as "The Phantom of Fashions" in One of Canada's biggest fasion show.
www.attilahypnotist.com   (596 words)

  
 ATTILA THE HUN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Attila several years later, they had to camp outside the city on the river.
Attila accepted payment of all tribute in arrears and a new annual tribute of 2,100 pounds of gold.
After massive preparations Attila invaded the Rhine with a large army of Huns and allied Barbarian tribes.
www.realm-of-shade.com /zarathustra/attila.html   (1509 words)

  
 The SF Site Featured Review: Attila's Treasure
As the author states, the events told in Attila's Treasure overlap with what occurs during chapters 3 to 7 in the second of three books in his previous novel, Rhinegold.
Attila's Treasure relates the events of Hagan (another hero, friend of Sigifrith and later his enemy) from the time that he is sent to be foster son (read "hostage") to Attila the Hun, to some time after he is called back to his home and family on the Rhine.
Nevertheless, it is with all due credit to the writing style and ability of Grundy that I considered it worthwhile to immediately pick up his first novel and devour it unflinchingly to the end, until all my questions were satisfactorily answered.
www.sfsite.com /01a/att24.htm   (546 words)

  
 Classical Net - Verdi - Attila
Attila declares it all shall be his and wages war.
During a truce, Attila comes to marry Odabella and finds her in the arms of Foresto and in the company of Ezio.
Attila reproaches all three and is stabbed to death by Odabella.
www.classical.net /music/comp.lst/works/verdi/attila   (223 words)

  
 Greystonehistory.com - History happens here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Attila is a new original mini-series on the USA Network.
As the promotional material describes him "The most feared man ever to exist, Attila was King of the Huns in the 5th century, and during his reign he united the various tribes of barbarians to wreak havoc against the Roman Empire.
More than a warrior, Attila was a man with human frailities and conflicts." The four-hour series airs in two parts beginning January 29th.
www.greystoneonline.com /attila.shtml   (572 words)

  
 The Attila Project
Attila stands for "ATL for Applications." Attila is a set of extensions built on top of ATL to provide application-level services in the same flavor as MFC.
Attila is copyright (c) 1999-2000 by its contributors.
A much better way to contribute to the life of Attila is to submit the fix along with the bug report.
www.sellsbrothers.com /tools/attila   (641 words)

  
 Malaspina Great Books - Attila the Hun (406-453)
An unsuccessful campaign in Persia was followed in 441 by an invasion of the Eastern Roman Empire,; the success of which emboldened Attila to invade the West.
He passed unhindered through Austria and Germany, across the Rhine into Gaul,; plundering and devastating all in his path with a ferocity unparalleled in the records of barbarian invasions and compelling those he overcame to augment his mighty army.
The moral power of these bishops,; more particularly of the pope during the dissolution of the empire,; is evidenced as well by the confidence in which the faithful looked to them for succour against the terrible invader as by the influence they sometimes exerted in staying that invader's destroying hand.
www.malaspina.org /home.asp?topic=./search/details&lastpage=./search/results&ID=434   (511 words)

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