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Bacaudae (or bagaudae), 252
Balkan Peninsula, geography of, 265 sqq.
Barbaria, east coast of Africa, ii.320
Baresamanas, ii.83 sq.
Basentus, r., 184
Basil. St., his Rule, 383
Basil, the last consul (A.D. 541), ii.348
Basilides, quaestor, ii.41
Bassi, Roman family, 164
Batava Castra, 166
Bavaria, origin of, 461
Beasts, fights with wild, 438
Belisarius, at Nika revolt, ii.42 sqq.; retainers, 42, 77; hated by John the Cappadocian, 56; his estates, 57; discovers Antonina's adultery, 60; reconciled to her, 61; begins career in Armenia, 80; mag. mil. Or., 81; wins battle of Daras, 82 sqq.; defeated at Callinicum, 86 sq.; recalled, 87 returns to East in 541, campaign in Mesopotamia, 103; in Euphratesia, 105 sq.; Vandalic expedition, 127 sqq.; στρατηγὸς αὐτοκράτωρ, 127, 170; military capacities discussed, 137, 198, 249; Vandalic triumph, 139; suppresses mutiny at Carthage, 143 sq.; Italian expedition, 170; conquers Sicily, 171; march to Naples, 175; siege of Naples, 176 sqq.; besieged in Rome, 180 sqq.; his horse, 182; letter to Justinian, 185; interview with Gothic envoys, 189; puts Constantine to death, 192; reasons of his confidence in success, 194; relieves Ariminum, 198; dissensions with Narses, 200 sq., 205; Ostrogoths wish to proclaim him Emperor, 211 sqq.; enters Ravenna, 213;3 loyalty to Justinian, 214; coldly received at Constantinople ib.; sent to Italy again, 234 sq.; comes stabuli ib.; letter to Justinian, 235; lands at Porto to relieve Rome, 239; breaks through the boom, 241; illness, ib., 245; letter to Totila, 243; reoccupies Rome, 245; goes to Bruttii, 246; at Rome again, 248; recalled, 249; deposes Pope Silverius, 378 sq.; interviews with Vigilius, 388, 389; relations of Procopius to, 419 sqq.
Bishops; municipal influence, 61, 65; usefulness of Gallic, in, 5, 347; protectors against oppression, 416; prominence in municipal government, ii.351, 361 sq.; incomes and fees paid by, 361; see Clergy
Bithrapsas, battle of, 434
Boethius, Fl. Manlius (consul in A.D. 487), 409
Bolsena, lake of, ii.164
Boniface, general, defends Marseilles, 196; supports Placidia, 223; activities as Count of Africa, 244 sq.; defeats Imperial army, 245; relations with Augustine, 245; invites Vandals, 245 sq.; reconciled with Placidia, 247; defeated by Vandals, ib.; mag. utr. mil., 248; death ib.
Boniface I, Pope, 363
Boniface II, Pope, 380
Brisa, or Berisa (Bolus), ii.344
Britain fleets in the Channel, 44; legion called to Italy from, 161; rebellion (A.D. 406‑407), 187 sq.; condition of, in reign of Honorius, 200-202; probable date of Saxon conquest 201n; Belisarius ironically offers it to the Ostrogoths, ii.190
Brittany, origin of, 202
Brixia (Brescia), ii.281
Brutae, feast of, 437
Buccelin (called Butilin by Agathias), ii.275, 277sqq
Bulgarians, in Zeno's service, 421; = Unogundurs, 435; invade Empire under Anastasius, ib.; employment as Federates under Vitalian, 447 sq.; defeated by Ostrogoths, 460; invasions in Justinian's reign, ii.296 sq., 302
Bulla Regia, ii.136
Burcentius, ii.208 sq.
Burgaon, Mt., battle of, ii.143
Burgundians, 98, 99; numbers of, 105; expansion on the Rhine, 187; first kingdom in Gaul, 200; defeated by Huns, 249; second kingdom in Savoy ib.; act with Aetius against Huns, 292; oppose Majorian, 330; obtain Lugdunensis I, 331; extension of their power, 341 sq.; language, 344; help Odovacar against Ostrogoths, 423; devastate north Italy, 424 sq.; embassy of Epiphanius to, 427; lose Provence, 462; relations with the Empire and Theoderic, 463; with Amalasuntha, ii.161; conquered by Franks ib.; invade Italy, 203 sq.
Caecilian, Prince. Pref., 178
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