Stilicho: The Ancient Roman Military Commander and the Fall of the West

Some historians point to Stilicho’s ambition and blame him in part for the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Introduction Flavius Stilicho (365-408 CE) was a Roman army commander, who rose in the ranks under the reign of Roman emperor Theodosius I (r. 378-395 CE) and eventually became the regent to his son Honorius (r. 395-423 CE).[…]