Theodehad - TheodehadTheodoric'snephew,Ostrogothicking,...

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Theodehad  -   ∙ Theodoric's nephew, Ostrogothic king, imprisoned and murdered Amalasuntha.  She had been assured by Justinian of imperial protection, and after her murder in 535, the  Emperor had came close to effecting Theodehad's abdication. A preemptive Gothic strike into  Dalmatia ended negotiations.  Justinian  -   ∙ Roman Emperor, 527-565. Latin, Thracian. After Fighting off an early  insurrection, he reconquered N. Africa, Italy, and southern Spain. The Persian wars restarted  under his rule, and an epidemic blew up in Mediterranean cities.  Belisarius  -   ∙ Justinian's most successful general. He led armies in N. Africa, Italy, and Persia.  Wittigis  -   ∙ Gothic king from 537, besiege the Byzantine commander in Rome. A second  Byzantine cut off Wittigis' communications with his capital in Ravenna. A year later, Belisarius  besieged him. Sought truce in 539-40. Just prior to defeat, Wittigis appealed to the Persian 
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  • Fall '08
  • Murphy
  • Roman Emperor, N. Africa, East Roman Emperor, Persian shah Hormisdas., preemptive Gothic strike, him. Sought truce

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