Alaric



a.d. c370–410, king of the Visigoths: captured Rome 410.
Historical Examples

This alone was a notable achievement, and already Alaric believed he could perceive a glimmer of the light he had set out to find.
Rick Dale, A Story of the Northwest Coast Kirk Munroe

Alaric informed Jim that such a basket was worth a great deal of money.
Dorothy on a Ranch Evelyn Raymond

With such a purpose, then, both Attalus and Alaric were going with a great army against Ravenna.
History of the Wars, Books III and IV (of 8) Procopius

Alaric was not a Hannibal, but much less were the Romans of his day the Romans of the past.
Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15) Charles Morris

Alleging that his arrears were unpaid, Alaric accepted the command, and with this army sacked Rome.
The Law of Civilization and Decay Brooks Adams

Their Alaric and Brennus were found in the pulpit and in the school-room.
The Indian in his Wigwam Henry R. Schoolcraft

For a moment it seemed to Alaric that he could not forgive that thoughtlessly uttered speech.
Rick Dale, A Story of the Northwest Coast Kirk Munroe

Battle of Pollentia and defeat of the Huns under Alaric their leader.
The Every Day Book of History and Chronology Joel Munsell

Before it smouldered a log fire, from which rose the thin column of smoke that had directed Alaric’s attention to the place.
Rick Dale, A Story of the Northwest Coast Kirk Munroe

After Stilicho’s death, and Alaric’s invasion, its fall was a question of time.
The Holy Roman Empire James Bryce

noun
?370–410 ad, king of the Visigoths, who served under the Roman emperor Theodosius I but later invaded Greece and Italy, capturing Rome in 410

Visigothic masc. proper name, literally “all-ruler,” from Proto-Germanic *ala- “all” (see all) + *rikja “rule” (see rich).

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