Fighting the barbarians


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Military Illustrated - Past and Present
Vol. 208, no. 0805 (September 2005), p. 8-15


While the Roman Empire collapsed around him, Sidonius Apollinaris enjoyed hot baths, fine meals and a well stocked library. Then the moment came when he found himself on the frontline of a barbarian assault. But Tim Newark discovers Sidonius proved himself a brave defender of Roman civilisation