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Odoacer

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Definition: Barbarian king who deposed the last emperor of the Western Empire, Romulus Augustulus. Odoacer declared himself king/emperor, but he too soon fell victim to the decay and corruption that ended the empire in the West.

Related Resources:
Ancient Rome
Learn more about the fascinating story of Rome.

Odoacer and the Fall of Rome
Read all about the barbarian who put the final nail in the coffin of the Western Empire.

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Story of Odoacer
Entertaining site makes this story good reading.

Remants of the Roman Empire
Sift through the ashes that once was proud and mighty Rome.

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