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ANTEMY Prokopov

( Roman Emperor)

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Antemy, Procopius - Roman emperor in 467-472 years. + 11 July 472 g.
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Rhode Antemiya stood out among the Byzantine aristocracy for their wealth and gentility (Procopius: 'War of Justinian', 3, 6). One of his ancestors was a famous usurper Procopius. His father was Komichi and patrician, and his grandfather on the maternal side - regent Theodosius II and ruled the Eastern Empire in the years of his childhood. Sam Antemy was married to Euphemia, daughter Markian, and received with the title of Emperor superior army, the consul and patrician. As commander, he became known for his victories over the Huns on the banks of the Danube. Once in Rome, the emperor died Libya North Ricimer, ruled over Italy, more than a year no one erected in the emperors. The mainstay of his power was a powerful barbarian army. However, having no fleet, he was not able to reflect attacks vandals ruined the coast of Italy. Eventually Ricimer was forced to seek help from the Byzantine Emperor Leo. Leo did not refuse him support, but demanded that Rome received from his hands the new emperor. Ricimer had to agree to this condition, and Leo proclaimed emperor Antemiya. Roman senate, the people and the barbaric allies endorsed the choice. To associate yourself with the local nobility closer ties Antemy married his daughter to Ricimer. But soon the two rulers began strife. Ricimer exiting Mediolan, and the emperor continued to rule in Rome. 472 g. feud escalated into civil war. Ricimer headed barbarian army went up to Rome and began his siege. With the consent of the Lion he proclaimed emperor of Senator Olybrius (Gibbon: 36). In the capital soon began a go.lod that the soldiers of the Emperor were forced to eat skins (Theophanes: 464). Five months later, the barbarians invaded Rome, and subjected him to a third of this century defeat. Antemy was captured and killed on the orders of his son-in (Skrzhinskaya: 570).


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