Ravenna, capital of the Ostrogoth
King Theoderic from 493 and later the seat of the exarch--or representative of the emperor in distant Constantinople--figures much more prominently.
In the sixth century B.C., the Ostrogoth
leader, Totila, waged war against Rome.
Pithou identified the ET as the work of the Ostrogoth
Theoderic (493-526), referring to his 1579 edition as the Edictum Theoderici regis Italiae, a title he apparently derived from the formula that appears at the end of the text: Explicit Edictum Theoderici Regis.
Boethius (c.475-525 AD) was a minister to Theodoric the Ostrogoth
, and wrote his popular De Consolatione Philosophiae while imprisoned in Pavia, Italy.
For example, Rosen declares of Boethius' "Consolations [sic] of Philosophy," "[T]he Ostrogoth
king's caution grew into a paranoid episode that would lead directly to the creation of a work that, more than any other, marks the intellectual doorway between the classical world and the medieval world that would replace it" (65).
Errors concerning the number of concerts he gave (twelve appearances, not eight), his complex motivations for aiding the flood victims at Pest (raw ambition as well as altruism), and his rivalry with "the ostrogoth
" (Thalberg) are all reconsidered in the cold light of day.
Boethius came under suspicion of plotting a Byzantine takeover of power from Theodoric, the Ostrogoth
King of Rome.
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Being the orthodox victim of a heretic ruler, the Arian Ostrogoth
Theodoric, he was granted martyr status and venerated as St.
can continue the good run of Nicky Henderson's yard with victory in the Lillian Summers Memorial Juvenile Novices' Hurdle (12.50).
Only the earliest seems to be off, though the changing tides of Byzantine reconquest and Ostrogoth
supremacy in Italy are dimly perceived.
A century later the Goths, converted to Arian Christianity by Bishop Ulphilas (c.311-83) before being chased from the south of Russia by the Huns, temporarily brought Arianism to Italy, especially in the reign of the Ostrogoth