Main Article Content
The subject of my study is an attempt to reconstruct the career and military activities of Magister Militum Flavius Plinta, described in the Sozemon’s Church History writings. The writings are considered to be on of the sparce sources of information about this politician and commander of the Greek origin, living in the 5th C.E. The source indicates that Flavius Plinta was an influential person on the Byzantine court. Essential to his influential position were the relations with the Goths, whom the Empire settled in Thracia to control the Huns problem. Moreover, F. Plinta was the first of the powerful Magistri Militum in the Eastern Roman Empire, who used their status in the military system to gain political influence.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
- The Author hereby warrants that he/she is the owner of all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in the Work and that, within the scope of the present Agreement, the paper does not infringe the legal rights of another person.The owner of the copyright work also warrants that he/she is the sole and original creator thereof and that is not bound by any legal constraints in regard to the use or sale of the work.
- The Author grants the Purchaser non-exclusive and free of charge license to unlimited use worldwide over an unspecified period of time in the following areas of exploitation:
2.1. production of multiple copies of the Work produced according to the specific application of a given technology, including printing, reproduction of graphics through mechanical or electrical means (reprography) and digital technology;
2.2. marketing authorisation, loan or lease of the original or copies thereof;
2.3. public performance, public performance in the broadcast, video screening, media enhancements as well as broadcasting and rebroadcasting, made available to the public in such a way that members of the public may access the Work from a place and at a time individually chosen by them;
2.4. inclusion of the Work into a collective work (i.e. with a number of contributions);
2.5. inclusion of the Work in the electronic version to be offered on an electronic platform, or any other conceivable introduction of the Work in its electronic version to the Internet;
2.6. dissemination of electronic versions of the Work in its electronic version online, in a collective work or independently;
2.7. making the Work in the electronic version available to the public in such a way that members of the public may access the Work from a place and at a time individually chosen by them, in particular by making it accessible via the Internet, Intranet, Extranet;
2.8. making the Work available according to appropriate license pattern Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0) as well as another language version of this license or any later version published by Creative Commons.
- The Author grants the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan permission to:
3.1. reproduce a single copy (print or download) and royalty-free use and disposal of rights to compilations of the Work and these compilations.
3.2. send metadata files related to the Work, including to commercial and non-commercial journal-indexing databases.
- The Author declares that, on the basis of the license granted in the present Agreement, the Purchaser is entitled and obliged to allow third parties to obtain further licenses (sublicenses) to the Work and to other materials, including derivatives thereof or compilations made based on or including the Work, whereas the provisions of such sub-licenses will be the same as with the attributed license pattern Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0) or another language version of this license, or any later version of this license published by Creative Commons. Thereby, the Author entitles all interested parties to use the work, for non-commercial purposes only, under the following conditions:
4.1. acknowledgment of authorship, i.e. observing the obligation to provide, along with the distributed work, information about the author, title, source (link to the original Work, DOI) and of the license itself.
4.2. the derivatives of the Work are subject to the same conditions, i.e. they may be published only based on a licence which would be identical to the one granting access to the original Work.
- The University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań is obliged to
5.1. make the Work available to the public in such a way that members of the public may access the Work from a place and at a time individually chosen by them, without any technological constraints;
5.2. appropriately inform members of the public to whom the Work is to be made available about sublicenses in such a way as to ensure that all parties are properly informed (appropriate informing messages).
- The University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań hereby preserves the copyright to the journal as a whole (layout/stylesheet, graphics, cover design, logo etc.)
- The Codex of Justinian, red. B. W. Frier, tłum. F. H. Blume, Cambridge 2016.
- Priscus, Fragmenta, [w:] R. C. Blockley, Fragmentary classicising historians of the later Roman Empire, t. 2, Liverpool 1983, s. 222–401.
- The Chronicle of Marcellinus, red. B. Croke, Sydney 1995.
- Sozomène, Histoire ecclésiastique, red. J. Bidez, tłum. A-J. Festugière, B. Grillet, Paris 1983–2008.
- Socrate de Constantinople, Histoire ecclésiastique, red. G. Hansen, tłum. P. Périchon, P. Maraval, Paris 2004–2007.
- Theophanis Chronographia, red. C. de Boor, t. 1, Lipsiae 1883.
- Jordanes, Romana and Getica, red. i tłum. P. van Nuffelen, L. van Hoof, Liverpool 2020.
- Altheim F., Geschichte der Hunnen, t. 4, Berlin 1975.
- Bóna I., Das Hunnenreich, Stuttgart 1991.
- Bury J. B, History of the later Roman Empire, London 1923.
- Consuls of the later Roman Empire, red. R. S. Bagnall, A. Cameron, S. R. Schwartz, K. A. Worp, Atlanta 1987.
- Croke B., Anatolius and Nomus: envoys to Attila, „Byzantinoslavica” 1981, nr 42, s. 159–170.
- Croke B., Evidence for the Hun invasion of Thrace in 422, „Greek Roman and Byzantine Studies” 1977, nr 18, s. 347–367.
- Demandt A., Magister militum, [w:] Paulys Real-Encyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft, t. 12 supl., 1970, s. 553–790.
- Feld K., Barbarische Barbarische Bürger. Die Isaurier und das Römische Reich, Berlin 2005.
- Glušanin Е. P., Voennaya znat’ rannei Vizantii, Barnaul 1991.
- Heather P., The Huns and the end of the Roman Empire in Western Europe, „English Historical Review” 1995, nr 60, s. 4–41.
- Holum K. G., Theodosian empresses: women and imperial dominion in late Antiquity, Maryland 1981.
- Jones A. H. M., Martindale J. R., Morris J., The Prosopography of the later Roman Empire, t. 1, A.D. 260–395, Cambridge 1971.
- Jones A. H. M., The Decline of the Ancient World, London 1966.
- Jones A. H. M., The Later Roman Empire 284–602. A Social, economic and administrative survey, t. 1–3, Oxford 1964.
- Kim H. J., The Huns, Romans and the birth of Europe, Cambridge 2013.
- Lindner R., Nomadism, horses and Huns, „Past and Present” 1981, nr 92, s. 3–19.
- Maenchen–Helfen O., The World of Huns. Studies in their history and culture, London 1973.
- Martindale J. R., The Prosopography of the later Roman Empire, t. 2, A.D. 395–527, Cambridge 1980.
- Pigoński Ł., Berichus and the evidence for Aspar’s political power and aims in the last years of Theodosius II’s reign, „Studia Ceranea” 2018, nr 8, s. 237–251.
- Pigoński Ł., Polityka zachodnia cesarzy Marcjana (450–457) i Leona I (457–474), Łódź 2019
- Rosen K., Attila. Der Schrecken der Welt, München 2016.
- Rouche M., Attila. La violence nomade, Paris 2009.
- Stein E., Histoire du Bas-Empire, Paris 1959.
- Stickler T., Die Hunnen, München 2007.
- Thompson E. A., A History of Attila and the Huns, Oxford 1948.
- Tyszkiewicz L., Hunowie w Europie. Ich wpływ na Cesarstwo Wschodnie i Zachodnie oraz na ludy barbarzyńskie, Wrocław 2004.
- Urbaniec A., Wpływ patrycjusza Aspara na cesarską elekcję Leona, „U schyłku Starożytności. Studia Źródłoznawcze” 2011, nr 11, s. 173–201.
- Wirth G., Attila. Das Hunnenreich und Europa, Stuttgart 1999.