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  • BELISARIUS (c. 505-565), one of the most famous generals of the later Roman empire, was born about A.D.
  • In reward for these services Belisarius was invested with the consular dignity, and medals were struck in his honour.
  • Accordingly, Belisarius invaded Sicily; and, after storming Naples and defending Rome for a year against almost the entire strength of the Goths in Italy, he concluded the war by the capture of Ravenna, and with it of the Gothic king Vitiges.
  • The Goths having meanwhile reconquered Italy, Belisarius was despatched with utterly inadequate forces to oppose them.
  • Belisarius remained at Constantinople in tranquil retirement until 559, when an incursion of Bulgarian savages spread a panic through the metropolis, and men's eyes were once more turned towards the neglected veteran, who placed himself at the head of a mixed multitude of peasants and soldiers, and repelled the barbarians with his wonted courage and adroitness.

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