See Aspar; Leo I.

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  • Aspar —    Alan (q.v.) general who exerted great influence over Marcian and Leo I (qq.v.). Under Theodosius II (q.v.) he rose to become magister militum (q.v.), holding the rank of patrikios, then consul (qq.v.) in 434. He was a capable general who… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Leo I —    Emperor (q.v.) from 457 474, chosen by Aspar (q.v.) after the death of Marcian (q.v.). He was the first emperor to be crowned by a patriarch (Anatolios) of Constantinople (qq.v.). The turbulent situation in the West, which produced the… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

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