Arcadius therefore was obliged to summon Stilicho to send or bring them back immediately, to protect his throne.
Radagaisus surrendered to Stilicho, and was instantly executed.
During fifty years Rome lived only by the arm of two semi-barbarian generals, Stilicho and Aetius.
After Stilicho's death, and Alaric's invasion, its fall was a question of time.
But Stilicho, brave as he was, was neither loved nor trusted by the Emperor or the people.
They were met near Florence by Stilicho, and totally defeated .
Instead of executing a resolution, which might have been justified by success, Stilicho hesitated till he was irrecoverably lost.
The faithful Stilicho came to the rescue; and Alaric was driven to extremities.
Also from the two consuls, Rufus and Rubelius, to the consul Stilicho, are three hundred and seventy-three years.
How well he divined the perfectly fit moment for stabbing his old comrade Stilicho!