Envoys and Political Communication in the Late Antique West, 411–533: THE PROVINCIAL VIEW OF HYDATIUS

@inproceedings{Gillett2003EnvoysAP,
  title={Envoys and Political Communication in the Late Antique West, 411–533: THE PROVINCIAL VIEW OF HYDATIUS},
  author={A. Gillett},
  year={2003}
}
In 467, the Gothic army of Toulouse assembled before its new king Euric. The soldiers, fully armed, were watched by several envoys sent to Euric by Remismund, king of the Sueves in western Spain. Circumstances were tense, for the Sueves and the Goths were on the verge of conflict. As the assembly proceeded, the envoys witnessed a strange sight, which they took to be a portent. The metal blades of the Goths' weapons changed colour; the natural metallic hues drained away, replaced for a time by… Expand
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