Battle of the Save
|Battle of the Save|
|Eastern Roman Empire||forces of Magnus Maximus|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Theodosius I||Magnus Maximus|
The Battle of the Save was fought in 388 between the forces of Roman usurper Magnus Maximus and the Eastern Roman Empire. Emperor Theodosius I defeated Magnus Maximus's army in battle. Later Maximus was captured and executed at Aquileia.
An interesting feature of the battle is the use by Theodosius of Hun mercenaries, who apparently were stirrup-equipped horse archers. Maximus' Western Roman Empire forces probably lacked such troops. In any event they were devastating, and Maximus, who had gained the whole Western Empire through excellent strategy, was decisively defeated.
- Schmid, Walter; Emona, Vienna 1913 COBISS 1577312
- The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
- For more sources see talk page
- http://www.roman-emperors.org/madmax.htm An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors; Pan. Lat. II.34