Gainas

   Gothic (q.v.) general who briefly (399-400) endangered the throne of Arkadios (q.v.) and who seemed to personify the inherent danger of promoting Goths to high military commands. Arkadios (395-408) was a child-emperor, who, after the fall of Rufinus (q.v.), was dominated by his Grand Chamberlain Eutropios (q.v.) and by Gainas, who was his commander-in-chief (magister ultriusque militiae [q.v]) of the armies in the East. A crisis ensued when Gainas went over to the rebel Tribigild (q.v.), and the two of them forced Arkadios to execute Eutropios. With his main rivals gone, Gainas dominated Constantinople briefly (q.v.) until a spontaneous revolt on 12 July 400 resulted in the deaths of several hundred of his troops, forcing him to flee the capital with the remainder of them. Ironically, he was pursued by another Gothic general named Fravitta, who had remained loyal to Arkadios. The Hunnic chieftain Uldin captured Gainas and sent his head back to Arkadios.

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