Battle of the Save
|Battle of the Save|
|Eastern Roman Empire||forces of Magnus Maximus|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Theodosius I||Magnus Maximus|
The Battle of the Save was fought in 388 between the forces of Roman usurper Magnus Maximus and the Eastern Roman Empire. Emperor Theodosius I defeated Magnus Maximus's army in battle. Later Maximus was captured and executed at Aquileia.
A feature of the battle is the use by Theodosius of Hun mercenaries, who apparently were stirrup-equipped horse archers. Maximus' Western Roman Empire forces probably lacked such troops. They were devastating, and Maximus, who had gained the whole Western Empire through strategic prowess, was decisively defeated.
- Schmid, Walter; Emona, Vienna 1913 COBISS 1577312
- The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
- For more sources see talk page
- http://www.roman-emperors.org/madmax.htm An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors; Pan. Lat. II.34
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