Battle of Narbonne (436)

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Battle of Narbona
Part of The Gothic War of 436
Date 436-437
Location Narbonne,  France
Result Roman Victory
Belligerents
Western Roman Empire Visigoths
Commanders and leaders
Litorius Theodoric I
Strength
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Siege of Narbonne was a conflict between the Visigothic Foederati of Aquitania and the Western Roman Empire. The Siege began in late 436 and carried over into 437, when the Roman General Litorius arrived with a force of Huns and the Gallic Field Army.[1] Litorius surprised the Visigoths and routed their army before they could draw up a coherent battle line.[2] Prosper of Aquitaine records that to alleviate the starvation of the city, Litorius' army was ordered to carry 2 measures of wheat for the citizens of Narbona.[3]

  1. ^ Sid. Apol. Carm. 7.246-248
  2. ^ Prosp. s.a. 436
  3. ^ Prosp. s.a. 436