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  Majorian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He had distinguished himself as a general by victories over the Franks and Alemanni, and six months after the deposition of Avitus he was declared emperor by the regent Ricimer, which created problems with Emperor Leo in Constantinople who declared Majorian a usurper.
A mutiny broke out in Lombardy, and on the August 2, 461 Majorian was forced to resign by Ricimer.
Majorian was the author of a number of remarkable laws, contained in the Codex Theodosianus.
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 Majorian - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Majorian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Following a defeat by the Vandals, Majorian was forced by Ricimer to abdicate and he committed suicide.
After a victory over the Vandals on the coast of Campania 458, Majorian defeated, and concluded an alliance with the Visigoth Theodoric II in 460.
But the Vandal king, by corrupting some of Majorian's officers, succeeded in destroying this fleet.
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 <i>DIR</p> Majorian
Majorian' goals were twofold: he not only wished to restore Roman authority in Spain, but he also wanted to use it as a base for an invasion of Africa, the richest region of the western empire, which was held by Gaiseric's Vandals.
Majorian, far from his home base and perhaps threatened, in light of the Vandal debacle, with the collapse of the shaky coalition that he had pasted together, was compelled to accede.
Majorian had demonstrated in the past a willingness to attack the root causes of some of the social and economic problems facing the empire.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 906 (v. 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Majorian appears as early as 438, when he distinguished himself in the war against the Franks,, and ever since he had continued to serve in the field, making himself known at once for his military skill and his excel­lent character.
Majorian first went to Lyon, where he was complimented by the poet Sidonius Apollinaris, who there wrote his panegyric of Majorian, after having been pardoned by him for his participation in the previous revolt.
While Ma­jorian was at Tortona in Lombardy, the conspiracy broke out: he found himself unexpectedly sur­rounded by the partizans of Ricimer; and the only way to save his life was to abdicate, which he did on the 2d of August, 461.
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 Majorian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After the assassination of Valentinian III in AD 455, Majorian did appear to be a likely candidate to succeed to the western throne, particularly as he enjoyed the support of Marcian, the emperor of the east.
His territories under control again, Majorian was left to deal with Geiseric and his Vandals who still controlled at least the western Mediterranean from their hold in north Africa.
First a Vandal raiding force was driven out of Campania in Italy, then Majorian began to assemble a massive invasion force with which to invade north Africa and which, in AD 460 he marched the army impressive army to Carthago Nova (Cartagena) in Spain.
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 MAJORIAN - LoveToKnow Article on MAJORIAN
But his ill-success had destroyed his military reputation; his efforts to put down abuses and improve the condition of the people had roused the haf red of the officials; and Ricimer, jealous of his fame and influence, stirred up the foreign troops against him.
A mutiny broke out in Lombardy, and on the 2nd of August 461 Majorian was forced to resign.
Majorian was the author of a number of remarkable laws, contained in the Theodosian Code.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /M/MA/MAJORIAN.htm   (355 words)

 Chapter Total Extinction Of The Western Empire. of History of The Decline And Fall of The Roman Empire by Gibbon
Anxious to explore, with his own eyes, the state of the Vandals, he ventured, after disguising the color of his hair, to visit Carthage, in the character of his own ambassador: and Genseric was afterwards mortified by the discovery, that he had entertained and dismissed the emperor of the Romans.
Majorian returned to Italy, to prosecute his labors for the public happiness; and, as he was conscious of his own integrity, he might long remain ignorant of the dark conspiracy which threatened his throne and his life.
He was compelled to abdicate the Imperial purple: five days after his abdication, it was reported that he died of a dysentery; and the humble tomb, which covered his remains, was consecrated by the respect and gratitude of succeeding generations.
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 Rome - Vol III, Chapter XXXVI, Part 2
But Majorian was not ignorant that these corporate bodies were too much inclined to retaliate the injustice and oppression which they had suffered; and he therefore revives the useful office of the defenders of cities.
The emperor conceived, that it was his interest to increase the number of his subjects; and that it was his duty to guard the purity of the marriage-bed: but the means which he employed to accomplish these salutary purposes are of an ambiguous, and perhaps exceptionable, kind.
Majorian, like the weakest of his predecessors, was reduced to the disgraceful expedient of substituting Barbarian auxiliaries in the place of his unwarlike subjects: and his superior abilities could only be displayed in the vigor and dexterity with which he wielded a dangerous instrument, so apt to recoil on the hand that used it.
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 AllRefer.com - Majorian (Ancient History, Late Roman And Byzantine, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Majorian (Julius Maiorianus)[mujOr´Eun] Pronunciation Key, d.461, Roman emperor of the West (457–61).
An able and honest ruler, Majorian enacted laws to protect the people from unfair taxation and to preserve the ancient monuments of Rome.
Majorian's death was the beginning of the disintegration of the West Roman Empire.
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 The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire XXXVI
Majorian, after the death of Aetius, was recalled and promoted: and his intimate connection with Count Ricimer was the immediate step by which he ascended the throne of the Western empire.
Majorian, like the weakest of his predecessors, was reduced to the disgraceful expedient of substituting barbarian auxiliaries in the place of his unwarlike subjects: and his superior abilities could only be displayed in the vigour and dexterity with which he wielded a dangerous instrument, so apt to recoil on the hand that used it.
Majorian returned to Italy to prosecute his labours for the public happiness; and as he was conscious of his own integrity, he might long remain ignorant of the dark conspiracy which threatened his throne and his life.
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Majorian ruled for a comparatively lengthy four-year reign at the end of the Roman empire.
Majorian himself appears to have had a commendable character.
Majorian and Ricimer devised a plan to drive the Vandals out of Africa by building a powerful new navy from scratch.
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 Roman Emperors - DIR Libius Severus
The emperor Majorian was executed by the barbarian Patrician and Master of Soldiers Ricimer on 2 August 461.
Thus an embassy was sent to Gaiseric, first from Ricimer to say that he ought not utterly to neglect the treaty, and second from the ruler of the Romans in the east to induce him to retire from Sicily and Italy and send back the royal women.
Novella Severi 1 (20 February 463) dealt with inheritances: it nullified some unspecified provisions of some legislation of Majorian, but confirmed the stipulation that widows were not to alienate their betrothal gifts, which they held in trust for their children, and could only dispose of the usufruct.
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 The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, by Edward Gibbon (chapter36)
Such a testimony may justify at least the panegyric of S donius; and we may acquiesce in the assurance, that, although the obsequious orator would have flattered, with equal zeal, the most worthless of princes, the extraordinary merit of his object confined him, on this occasion, within the bounds of truth.
The calends of January were now approaching, and the venal poet, who had loved Avitus, and esteemed Majorian, was persuaded by his friends to celebrate, in heroic verse, the merit, the felicity, the second consulship, and the future triumphs, of the emperor Anthemius.
The death of the emperor Majorian delivered Theodoric the Second from the restraint of fear, and perhaps of honor; he violated his recent treaty with the Romans; and the ample territory of Narbonne, which he firmly united to his dominions, became the immediate reward of his perfidy.
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 MAJORIAN (Juuus VALERIU... - Online Information article about MAJORIAN (Juuus VALERIU...
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A year had elapsed before Avitus was overthrown by Ricimer and Majorian.
Sidonius at first resisted, then yielded and wrote a second panegyric on the occasion of Majorian's journey to Lyons (458).
After the fall of Majorian, Sidonius supported Theodoric II, King of the Visigoths, and after Theodoric's assassination hoped to see the empire arise anew during the consulate of Anthemius.
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 Rome - Vol III, Chapter XXXVI - Notes
The ornaments are false and trivial; the expression is feeble and prolix; and Sidonius wants the skill to exhibit the principal figure in a strong and distinct light.
Majorian gives currency to all gold coin, excepting only the Gallic solidus, from its deficiency, not in the weight, but in the standard.]
Eudoxia and her daughter were restored after the death of Majorian.
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 Majorian - ENCYCLOPEDIA - The History Channel UK
Majorian (Julius Maiorianus), d.461, Roman emperor of the West (457-61).
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 wessley_majorian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On Sunday, 3 July, at 3pm in the Wesley Music Centre, the acclaimed Majorian Trio, featuring John Gould (viola), Rita Woolhouse (cello) and Anne Stevens (piano), perform a program of works by Clarke, Bartok and Dvorak, designed to display the individual and collective talents of the three musicians.
The program opens with John Gould playing Rebecca Clarke's 'Sonata for Viola and Piano', one of the most important 20th Century works for viola.
The concert's finale, Dvorak's landmark Trio in F Minor for piano, violin and cello, will ensure patrons go home well satisfied.
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 Majorian, Roman Imperial Coinage of, Thumbnail Index - WildWinds.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Majorian, Roman Imperial Coinage of, Thumbnail Index - WildWinds.com
D N IVLIVS MAIOR-IANVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, draped, & cuirassed bust right, holding spear & shield decorated with six-pointed star / Cross within wreath; COMOB.
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