The Chieftains of the Eastern Roman Empire in Light of the Chronicle of Marcellinus Comes

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  • Szymon Wierzbiński Lodz University of Technology, Faculty of Organisation and Management, Institute of Marketing and Sustainable Development, Wólczańska 215, 93-005 Łódź, Polska/Poland image/svg+xml https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0684-0911

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18778/2084-140X.12.13

Keywords:

Marcellinus Comes, military history, Byzantium

Abstract

It is clear that while Chronicle of Marcellinus Comes belongs to most important works from the 6th century, there is significant problem with indicating his personal attitude towards the discussed characters and the described events. The following text is an attempt to answer the question why some of the warlords and generals mentioned in Marcellin’s chronicle were shown positively and others not. It seems that the key to the chronicler’s assessment of a given person was his origin, attitude to imperial authority and actual influence on the most important events of the era in which he lived.

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2022-11-21

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Wierzbiński, S. (2022). The Chieftains of the Eastern Roman Empire in Light of the Chronicle of Marcellinus Comes. Studia Ceranea. Journal of the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe, 12, 779–788. https://doi.org/10.18778/2084-140X.12.13

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