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Unformatted text preview: Odovacar - ∙ First babarian king of Italy. A German warrior, he entered Italy around 470 with his tribe and joined the Roman army; when Julius Nepos was overthrown by the Roman general Orestes, Odovacar led his tribesmen in a revolt. His troops proclaimed him king in 476 (generally considered to be the end of the Western Roman Empire). Although the Eastern emperor Zeno thought of Julius Nepos as Westerm emperor, Odovacar refused to recognize this man's authority, as did the Senate at Rome. Zeno - ∙ Emperor in Constantinople, 474-491. Isaurian war chief from Cappadocia and Taurus mountain areas, cultivated by Leo I, he faced continual palace intrigue from Leo's offspring and was forced to fall back on Isaurian support. After Ostrogoths and other Barbarians raided Balkans and Thrace, he sent Theodoric the Ostrogoth to unseat Odovacar in West. Ostrogoths - ∙ One of the two main branches of Goths (westerners are Visigoths); subjugated...
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- Fall '08
- Western Roman Empire, Julius Nepos, Eastern Roman Danube, eastern emperor Zeno, Odovacar