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36-39 (330-331 Haury-Wirth); Hydat, Cont. , 167 (28 Mommsen); Marcell. , a. M. 5,947 (108 De Boor). On the Ostrogoth occupation of Pannonia and the Gepid settlement in the Tisza region: Jordanes, Getica, 263-266, 268 ( 126-127 Mommsen). Marcian prepares against Geiseric: Theodore Lector, Hist. Eccl, 1. 7 (PG, 86. 1. 169). • 31 ' BYZANTIUM AND THE DECLINE OF ROME fused to recognize Leo as eastern emperor and consul in his novels (new laws) of 11 January and 10 March 458. His first known mention of Leo as Augustus and consul is found in his third novel, De defensoribus civitatum, of 8 May 458.

Tr. (Leipzig 1911) 65-66. On Damascius: Kroll, "Damaskios," RE, 4 (1901) 2,039-2,042. • 36 · EASTERN EMPERORS AND WESTERN CRISES cially the pagans, who felt that it might arrest and reverse the decline of the Roman west. Leo not only officially recognized and supported Anthemius as his western colleague but also undertook to inform his subjects of their close association and of the unity of the eastern and western empires. He took seriously his cooperation with Anthemius. Fortunately, the official Byzantine record of the reception of the imperial laurelleaved letters (laureata) of Anthemius and his recognition by Leo I was described by Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (913-59) in the De cerimoniis: .

475-476, T. , XI (Berlin 1894) 188-189. Accession of Romulus Augustulus: Excerta Valesiana, 36-37, J. Moreau, ed. (Leipzig 1961) 10-11; Cons. , a. M. 5,965 (119 De Boor). Cf. on Romulus: Seeck, "Augustulus," RE, 2 (1896) 2,369; T. Hodgkin, Italy and Her Invaders, 2nd edn. (Oxford 1892) II 495-531. M. 5,965 (119 De Boor); Evagrius, Hist. Eccl. 2. , 1,303 (158-159 Mommsen); Cons. , • 48 · EASTERN EMPERORS AND WESTERN CRISES Leo's policy of active intervention to save the western half of the Roman Empire, much as Marcian had chosen to avoid activity in the western Mediterranean in contrast to his predecessor Theodosius II's policy.

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