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Routledge’s Universal Encyclopaedia by Lawrence H. Dawson (ed.)

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In the era 498 (460), after Masdra's murder a quarrel arose between Frumarius and Reccimund over the rule of the kingdom. But Frumarius with the troop of Suevi that he had destroyed the district of the city of Flavia with great ruin. Reccimund, however, ravaged the 40 neighboring districts of the Auregenses as well as the maritime lands of the district of Lugo. 90. In the era 502 (464), after the death of Frumarius, Remismund won back all the Suevi to his rule by royal authority, restored peace with the Galicians, and sent envoys to seek a treaty with Theuderic, king of the Goths, from whom he received, also through ambassadors, both arms and a wife whom he might have.

Since with the authority of his royal power he irreverently stretched forth his hands against the basilica of the martyr Vincentius of this city, by the decision of God he was presendy seized by a demon at the gate of the shrine and perished. 74. In the era 467 (429), Geseric, the brother of Gunderic, succeeded to the kingship, and his reign lasted forty years; from a Catholic he became an apostate and is said to have been the first to go over to the Arian falsehood. 34 From the coast of the province of Baetica he left Spain with all the Vandals and their families and crossed the Strait of Oceanus to Mauretania and Africa.

But when the Emperor Majorianus coming from Italy to Spain prepared several ships in the province of Cartagena for his crossing to attack the Vandals, the latter, after 35 of this by traitors, seized them on the shore and so Majorianus, disappointed in his plan, to Italy and was beset by a trick of Reccimer and killed. 77. When Geseric found this out, not satisfied with ravaging Africa alone, he set sail with his ships and entered he plundered the property of the Romans for days and took with him Valentinian's widow his daughters and many thousands of captives.

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