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a member of the eastern group of Goths who created a kingdom in northern Italy around 500 AD

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After exclusively Latin education which was based on grammar, law and rhetoric, he began serving in the administration of the ostrogothic king Theodoricus very young becoming a consul (consul ordinarius) in 514, then praefectus praetorii, in 533 patritius and finally "the first minister" (magister officiorum).
500, expressing thanks for a gift of several swords sent to the Ostrogothic king Theoderic (d.
Some important research is omitted, notably that of Richard D'Alquem (Gothic AI and AU: A Possible Solution (The Hague and Paris: Mouton, 1974)), whose treatment of the Gothic digraphs cleverly combines chronological transmission and regional influence in his interpretation of the sixth-century' Ostrogothic' digraph spellings (ai), (au) as monophthongs, regardless of length.
500-65), the famous general of the emperor Justinian, is best known for his campaign in Ostrogothic Italy, culminating in the capture of Ravenna in 540.
Entering service to Theodoric, the Ostrogothic king, Boethius occupied and distinguished himself in a number of important positions, rising by the end of his life to that of Master of the Offices.
He had to crush a revolt in Africa (encouraged by Constantinople) and then defeat an Ostrogothic invasion of Italy itself.
During the first thirty years of the Ostrogothic kingdom, from its beginning until the early 520s, the `ethnographic ideology' that Amory likes to speak of defined the two peoples as partners in a civilitas: the Goths were the armed forces defending the Roman civilian population.
By Agnellus's time, Ravenna had seen its great days as administrative capital of late Roman, Ostrogothic, and Byzantine Italy; under Carolingian rule, it was a backwater.
Dietrich von Bern Heroic figure of Germanic legend, apparently derived from Theodoric the Great, an Ostrogothic king of Italy who reigned from 493 to 526 AD.
In the sixth century ce, Italy's Ostrogothic rulers were defeated by the Byzantines who maintained a presence in Southern Italy of varying strength, as did the Lombards from the seventh century.
Under Arian rule (16) in urbane Ostrogothic Italy, it has been argued, (17) scholars achieved tolerance by avoiding explicitly Christological vocabulary; thus, Boethius opts for a discourse with a broader range of resonances--that of Jewish wisdom literature and Greek philosophy.
An important source for the social, political, and institutional history of Theoderic's rule in Italy is the Variae of the Roman statesman Cassiodorus, a collection in twelve books of 468 letters, proclamations, formulae for appointments, and edicts related to the Ostrogothic administration.
The Christian philosopher Boethius wrote his Consolation of Philosophy during his imprisonment at the hands of Ostrogothic King Theodoric the Great in the year 524.