A nation that draws too broad a difference between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting done by fools. — Thucydides

Odoacer

435–493
Civilization: Roman — Heruli
   Field of Renown:  chieftain — Ostrogoths
Era:  Byzantine

Deposed last Roman Emperor and became King of Italy. Later overthrown by Theodoric the Ostrogoth.

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Other Resources


Story Links
Book Links
End of the Empire of the West  in  The Story of the Romans  by  H. A. Guerber
End of the Western Empire in  Famous Men of Rome  by  John H. Haaren & A. B. Poland
East-Goths and Lombards  in  The Story of the Middle Ages  by  Samuel B. Harding
Goth against Goth  in  Barbarian and Noble  by  Marion Florence Lansing

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Romulus Augustus giving up the Crown
 in Famous Men of Rome