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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Stilicho, Flavius 365?-408 A.D. Roman general who defended the Western Empire from the invading Goths and Vandals.

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  • His name is, indeed, branded with the reproachful epithets of pirate and robber, to which the conquerors of every age are so justly entitled; but the poet of Stilicho is compelled to acknowledge that Alaric possessed the invincible temper of mind, which rises superior to every misfortune, and derives new resources from adversity.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Stilicho is branded with the name of proedo publicus, who employed his wealth, ad omnem ditandam, inquietandamque Barbariem.] 111 Augustin himself is satisfied with the effectual laws, which Stilicho had enacted against heretics and idolaters; and which are still extant in the

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • It simply stated that Messrs. So-and-so had given their best attention to the play of "Stilicho," which Mr. Casti had been so good as to submit to them, and regretted their inability to make any proposal for its publication, seeing that its subject was hardly likely to excite popular interest.

    The Unclassed

  • It was now only the middle of the week, and though he had decided previously to wait till his visit to Walcot Square next Sunday before saying a word about "Stilicho," he could not refrain now from hastily penning a note to Waymark, and going out to post it at once.

    The Unclassed

  • Upon "Stilicho" he had now been engaged for a year, and to-night he is writing the last words of the last scene.

    The Unclassed

  • For a while they were held at bay by the Roman general Stilicho, who was himself the son of a Vandal foederatus.

    superversive: Gondor, Byzantium, and Feudalism

  • But the Western emperor Honorius, one of the most idiotic men ever to sit a throne, had Stilicho executed on trumped-up charges.

    superversive: Gondor, Byzantium, and Feudalism

  • In the meantime Stilicho would have good reason to fear that were Placidia to marry and produce children in the interim, they would one day have a strong claim to the throne and spoil his ambitions for a Roman dynasty in his own name.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • Arcadius and Honorius now became joint-emperors, Arcadius ruling from Constantinople and the much younger Honorius from the Western court in Milan, with Stilicho acting as de facto regent for the latter.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • On 22 August 408 Stilicho was cornered in a church in Ravenna and murdered.

    Caesars’ Wives

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