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History of the Wars, Books III and IV

The Vandalic War

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Author: Procopius (Procopius of Caesarea)
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 80,080 / 235 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.8
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,504
Added to site: 2005.09.28
mnybks.net#: 162
Genres: History, War
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pass, that these persons should thenceforth not be entitled to proceed against those who had forced them out, but they were excluded by demurrer[19] from access to the court; and in view of this he established a law that whatever time should be spent by the Vandals in the Roman domain should not by any means be counted toward this thirty-year demurrer. And Honorius himself, when the West had been driven by him to this pass, died of disease. [Aug. 27, 423 A.D.] Now before this, as it happened, the royal power had been shared by Honorius with Constantius, the husband of Placidia, the sister of Arcadius and Honorius; but he lived to exercise the power only a few days, and then, becoming seriously ill, he died while Honorius was still living, [421 A.D.] having never succeeded in saying or in doing anything worth recounting; for the time was not sufficient during which he lived in possession of the royal power. Now a son of this Constantius, Valentinian, a child just weaned, was being reared in the palace of Theod

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