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By Priscus of Panium,John Given

ISBN-10: 1935228145

ISBN-13: 9781935228141

Attila, king of the Huns, is a reputation universally recognized even 1,500 years after his dying. His meteoric upward thrust and mythical profession of conquest left a path of destroyed towns around the Roman Empire. At its top, his monstrous area commanded extra territory than the Romans themselves, and people he threatened with assault despatched determined embassies loaded with wealthy tributes to buy a tenuous peace. but as fast he seemed, Attila and his empire vanished with startling rapidity. His 20 years of terror, even though, had left an indelible mark upon the pages of eu background.
Priscus used to be a overdue Roman historian who had the ailing good fortune to be born in the course of a time while Roman political and army fortunes had reached a nadir. An eye-witness to a few of the occasions he files, Priscus's historical past is a series of intrigues, assassinations, betrayals, army mess ups, barbarian incursions, enslaved Romans and sacked towns. maybe due to its gloomy material, the background of Priscus used to be no longer preserved in its entirety. What continues to be of the paintings contains scattered fragments culled from numerous later assets. but, from those fragments emerge the main special and insightful first-hand account of the decline of the Roman Empire, and the vast majority of the knowledge approximately Attila’s lifestyles and exploits that has come right down to us from antiquity.
Translated through classics pupil Professor John Given of East Carolina college, this new translation of the Fragmentary historical past of Priscus arranges the fragments in chronological order, whole with intervening historic remark to maintain the narrative stream. It represents the 1st translation of this crucial ancient resource that's simply approachable for either scholars and basic readers.

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