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Chapter I Another letter was waiting for Eucher when he arrived at his family’s mansion in Rome. He didn’t need to read it to know his father was angry. Stilicho was always angry. Stilicho was preparing for a military expedition to the East, where he planned to steal back the throne from a boy. The curious thing to Eucher was …

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Romans in the fifth century A.D. would remember the splitting of the empire into East and West and the unprecedented rise of the barbarian Stilicho. They would remember the last gladiatorial games, the relocation of the capitol from Rome to Ravenna, a handful of army revolts, several devastating defeats, and invasions by Alaric and his rapacious Visigothic Confederacy.

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