A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology

Smith, William

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. William Smith, LLD, ed. 1890

1. The African expedition (A. D. 533, 534) was speedily ended by the taking of Carthage, the capture of the Vandal king, Gelimer, and the final overthrow of the Vandal kingdom established in Africa. (Procop. Vand. 1.11, 2.8.) His triumph in 534 was remarkable as being the first ever seen at Constantinople, and the first ever enjoyed by a subject since the reign of Tiberius. Amongst his captives was the noble Gelimer, and the spoils of the Vandal kingdom contained the vessels of the temple of Jerusalem, that had been carried from Rome to Carthage by Genseric. He also (alone of Ronian citizens besides Bonifacius) had medals struck in his honour, with his head on the reverse (Cedrenus, 1.370), and on Jan. 1, A. D.535, was inaugurated with great splendour as consul, and with a second triumph, conducted however not according to the new imperial, but the old republican forms. (Procop. Vand. 2.9.)