Theodoric the Great

Theodoric the Great spelled Theoderic or called Theodoric the Amal, was king of the Ostrogoths, ruler of the independent Ostrogothic Kingdom of Italy between 493–526, regent of the Visigoths, a patrician of the Roman Empire. As ruler of the combined Gothic realms, Theodoric controlled an empire stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Adriatic Sea; as a young child of an Ostrogothic nobleman, Theodoric was taken as a hostage in Constantinople, where he spent his formative years and received Byzantine education. Theodoric returned to Pannonia around 470, throughout the 470s he campaigned against the Sarmatians and the Thervingi. Byzantine Emperor Zeno made him a commander of the Eastern Roman forces in 483, in 484 he was named consul. Theodoric remained in constant hostilities with the emperor and raided Byzantine lands. At the behest of Zeno, Theodoric attacked Odoacer in 489, emerging victorious in 493; as the new ruler of Italy, he kept good relations between Ostrogoths and Romans, maintained a Roman legal administration and oversaw a flourishing scholarly culture as well as overseeing a significant building program across Italy.

In 505 he expanded into the Balkans, by 511 he had brought the Visigothic Kingdom under his direct control and established hegemony over the Burgundian and Vandal kingdoms. Theodoric was buried in a grand mausoleum in Ravenna. Theodoric was born in AD 454 in Pannonia on the banks of the Neusiedler See near Carnuntum, the son of king Theodemir, a Germanic Amali nobleman, his concubine Ereleuva; this was just a year. His Gothic name, reconstructed by linguists as *Þiudareiks, translates into "people-king" or "ruler of the people". In 461, when Theodoric was but seven or eight years of age, he was taken as a hostage in Constantinople to secure the Ostrogoths' compliance with a treaty Theodemir had concluded with the Byzantine Emperor Leo the Thracian; the treaty secured a payment to Constantinople of some 300 pounds' worth of gold each year. Theodoric was well educated by Constantinople's best teachers, his status made him valuable, since the Amal family from which he came ruled half of all Goths since the third-century AD.

Historian Peter Heather argues that Theodoric's claims were self-aggrandizing propaganda and that the Amal dynasty was more limited than modern commentators presume. Until 469, Theodoric remained in Constantinople where he spent formative years "catching up on all the Romanitas" it had taken generations of Visigothic Balthi to acquire. Theodoric was treated with favor by the Emperor Leo I, he learned to read and perform arithmetic while in captivity in the Eastern Empire. When Leo heard that his imperial army was returning from having been turned back by the Goths near Pannonia, he sent Theodoric home with gifts and no promises of any commitments. On his return in 469/470, Theodoric assumed leadership over the Gothic regions ruled by his uncle, while his father became king. Not long afterwards near Singidunum in upper Moesia, the Tisza Sarmatian king Babai had extended his authority at Constantinople's expense. Legitimizing his position as a warrior, Theodoric crossed the Danube with six thousand warriors, defeated the Sarmatians and killed Babai.

To assert his authority as an Amali prince, Theodoric kept the conquered area of Singidunum for himself. Throughout the 470s, sometimes in the name of the empire itself, Theodoric launched campaigns against potential Gothic rivals and other enemies of the Eastern Empire, which made him an important military and political figure. One of his chief rivals was the Thervingi chieftain Theodoric Strabo, who had led a major revolt against Emperor Zeno. Finding common ground with the Byzantine emperor, Theodoric was rewarded by Zeno and made commander of East Roman forces, while his people became foederati or federates of the Roman army. Zeno attempted to play one Germanic chieftain against another and take advantage of an opportunity sometime in 476/477 when—after hearing demands from Theodoric for new lands since his people were facing a famine—he offered Theodoric Strabo the command once belonging to Theodoric. Enraged by this betrayal, Theodoric sought his wrath against the communities in the Rhodope Mountains, where his forces commandeered livestock and slaughtered peasants and burned Stobi in Macedonia and requisitioned supplies from the archbishop at Heraclea.

Gothic plundering elicited a settlement from Zeno, but Theodoric refused any compromise. Theodoric sent one of his confidants, forward to Epidaurum for negotiations with Zeno. While the Byzantine envoy and Theodoric were negotiating, Zeno sent troops against some of Theodoric's wagons, which were under the protection of his able general Theodimund. Unaware of this treachery, Theodoric's Goths lost around 2,000 wagons and 5,000 of his people were taken captive, he settled his people in Epirus in 479 with the help of his relative Sidimund. In 482, he raided sacked Larissa. Bad luck and poor decisions left Zeno in an unfortunate position, which subsequently led him to seek another agreement with Theodoric. In 483, Zeno made Theodoric magister militum praesentalis and consul designate in 484, whereby he commanded the Danubian provinces of Dacia Ripensis and Moesia Inferior as well as the adjacent regions. Seeking further gains, Theodoric ravaged th

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