Flavius Stilicho: The Betrayed General Who Was Rome’s Last Defense Against the Barbarians

A story of honor and dishonor during the late Roman Empire

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On a late summer day in 410 AD, Visigoth King Alaric sacked the Eternal City. Rome’s walls had not been breached by an outside kingdom in almost a millennium. The man who could have saved the empire was betrayed a few…

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