The comparative analysis of the sources, in particular the correspondence of Augustine, allows to specify some aspects about the life of Bonifatius, personage of African origin, who arrived the top of the military career, thanks to fortunate and prestigious political friendships. He distinguished himself commanding Berber foederati along the limes of Tubunae and became comes Africae perhaps around 419-420 AD, he was later involved in the preparations of the ill-fated expedition of Castinus against the Vandals in Baetica. He remained tied to Galla Placidia and married Pelagia, a woman of her entourage, in 425-426 AD; then he disgraced and squeezed probably an agreement with the Vandals, which inadvertently caused the end of dioecesis Africae.

Bonifatius, comes Africae: notulae su alcuni passi controversi / Antonio, Ibba. - 40:(2016), pp. 525-543. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Fra Costantino e i Vandal. Convegno Internazionale di Studi per Enzo Aiello (1957-2013) tenutosi a Messina nel 20-30 ottobre 2014.

Bonifatius, comes Africae: notulae su alcuni passi controversi

IBBA, Antonio
2016

Abstract

The comparative analysis of the sources, in particular the correspondence of Augustine, allows to specify some aspects about the life of Bonifatius, personage of African origin, who arrived the top of the military career, thanks to fortunate and prestigious political friendships. He distinguished himself commanding Berber foederati along the limes of Tubunae and became comes Africae perhaps around 419-420 AD, he was later involved in the preparations of the ill-fated expedition of Castinus against the Vandals in Baetica. He remained tied to Galla Placidia and married Pelagia, a woman of her entourage, in 425-426 AD; then he disgraced and squeezed probably an agreement with the Vandals, which inadvertently caused the end of dioecesis Africae.
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Bonifatius, comes Africae: notulae su alcuni passi controversi / Antonio, Ibba. - 40:(2016), pp. 525-543. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Fra Costantino e i Vandal. Convegno Internazionale di Studi per Enzo Aiello (1957-2013) tenutosi a Messina nel 20-30 ottobre 2014.
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