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The Western Roman Embassy to the Court of Attila in AD 449

The Western Roman Embassy to the Court of Attila in AD 449

By Hrvoje Gracanin

Byzantinoslavica, Vol. 61 (2003)

Abstract: Based on the analysis of an early Byzantine source, The History of Byzantium and of the Period of Attila, by Priscus of Panium, the author tires to form a plausible conjecture about the true purpose of the western Roman embassy to the court of Attila in 449, associating it with the Iusta Grata Honoria affair and taking into account some new aspects. The paper also deals with the encounters between the western Roman envoys and Priscus, and it gives a summary of Priscus’ account of the journey of the eastern Roman envoys and their stay at the court of Attila.

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