American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- See Odoacer.
- n. Germanic barbarian leader who ended the Western Roman Empire in 476 and became the first barbarian ruler of Italy (434-493)
“As I recall, Odovacar politely packaged up the imperial regalia and sent it to the Eastern emperor Zeno in Constantinople, saying that a separate western colleague was no longer required.”
“Zeno could henceforth exercise undivided imperial authority, and Odovacar kindly offered to administer Italy in Zeno's name, complete with Zeno's image on the coins.”
“Problem is that those kept staying in the long run. *waves to Odovacar who sent the last Roman emperor packing and took the job himself* :”
“D. the Germanic general Odacer or Odovacar overthrew the last of the Roman Emperors, Augustulus Romulus.”
“In general Theodoric continued Odovacar's policy, substituting Ostrogoths for Odovacar's Germans, and assigning one-third of the Roman estates (as Odovacar had probably done) to his own people.”
“To get rid of him, the emperor commissioned him (informally) to expel Odovacar from Italy.”
“Theodoric killed Odovacar with his own hands and had his troops massacred.”
“Arriving in Italy (489) the Ostrogoths triumphed over Odovacar, but did not reduce Ravenna until 493.”
“After a three-year siege of Ravenna, Odovacar surrendered.”
“The eastern emperor Zeno apparently recognized Odovacar as patrician (patricius had become the title of honor for barbarian commanders).”
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