JOHN( Roman Emperor)
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John - The Roman emperor in 423-425 years.
John was the first secretary of the Emperor Honorius. After his death, he seized power (Socrates: 7, 23). Procopius wrote that this was a man of gentle disposition, irrational, but at the same time able to act decisively. After a short time of his reign he spent in a prudent moderation, not listening to informers, no one killed at will and no one took the property (Procopius: 'War of Justinian', 3, 3). Byzantine Emperor Theodosius did not recognize his authority, but proclaimed emperor infant Valentinian III, and sent troops against him, led by Ardavuriem. Initially it was a bad campaign - a strong wind swept the Byzantine fleet. Ardavury was taken prisoner and was imprisoned in Ravenna. However, John, thinking about the world, treated him very kindly, and Ardavury enjoyed full freedom within the city. Soon he was able to bring against him his military commanders. Meanwhile, the son Ardavuriya, Aspar, coming from a land army, conquered Aquileia (Philostorgy: 12, 14). Then he spent a large detachment through the swamp, which lies around Ravenna, and suddenly appeared in front of the capital (DS: 7, 23). Ardavury, who prepared treason, let her son in the city and 'conquered John (Philostorgy: 12, 14).
Thus, Valentinian received the John alive. He was ordered to send him to the racetrack Aquileia, cut off one hand and to the people, put on a donkey. After John has experienced a number of insults from mimes, he was executed (dig: 'War of Justinian', 3, 3).