flavius stilicho

Stilicho

[stil-i-koh]
noun
Flavius [fley-vee-uhs] , a.d. 359?–408, Roman general and statesman.
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Stilicho (ˈstɪlɪkəʊ)
 
n
Flavius (ˈfleɪvɪəs). ?365--408 ad, Roman general and statesman, born a Vandal. As the guardian of Emperor Theodosius' son Honorius, he was effective ruler of the Western Roman Empire (395--408), which he defended against the Visigoths

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flavius stilicho

regent (394-408) for the Roman emperor Honorius and one of the last great Roman military commanders in the West. He fought in several campaigns against the barbarians, opposing the invading Visigoths under Alaric in the Balkans and Italy and repelling an Ostrogothic invasion of Italy in 406.

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