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Saphrax[1] (died c. 400) was a Greuthungian[2] noble and war leader. He led after the death of King Vithimiris in 376. After the war with the Huns, he led his town for the Roman Empire. Just as Alatheus, he fought in the Battle of Adrianople in 378.


  1. ^ His name is variously spelled Safrax or Safrac : see Ludwig Schmidt (1862-1944), a German historian
  2. ^ Saphrax is generally regarded as having an Alan name : see Bernard Bachrach, A history of the Alans in the West...


  • Burns, Thomas S., Barbarians within the gates of Rome: a study of Roman military policy and the barbarians, ca. 375-425 A.D, Indiana University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-253-31288-4 [1]
  • Burns, Thomas S., A history of the Ostrogoths, Indiana University Press, 1991. ISBN 0-253-20600-6 [2]