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Átila, o Huno

Data de falecimento: 453

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Átila, o Huno , também conhecido como Praga de Deus ou Flagelo de Deus, foi o rei dos hunos, que governou o maior império europeu de seu tempo desde o ano 434 até sua morte em 453. Suas possessões se estendiam da Europa Central até o mar Negro, e desde o Danúbio até o Báltico. Durante seu reinado foi um dos maiores inimigos dos impérios romanos Oriental e Ocidental: invadiu duas vezes os Bálcãs, esteve a ponto de tomar a cidade de Roma e chegou a sitiar Constantinopla na segunda ocasião. Marchou através da França até chegar a Orleães, antes que o obrigassem a retroceder na batalha dos Campos Cataláunicos e, em 452, conseguiu fazer o imperador Valentiniano III fugir de sua capital, Ravena.

Ainda que seu império tenha morrido com ele e não tenha deixado nenhuma herança notável, tornou-se uma figura lendária da história da Europa. Em grande parte da Europa Ocidental é lembrado como o paradigma da crueldade e da rapina. Alguns historiadores, por outro lado, retrataram-no como um rei grande e nobre, e três sagas escandinavas o incluem entre seus personagens principais.

Citações Átila, o Huno

„Here you stand, after conquering mighty nations and subduing the world. I therefore think it foolish for me to goad you with words, as though you were men who had not been proved in action. Let a new leader or an untried army resort to that. It is not right for me to say anything common, nor ought you to listen. For what is war but your usual custom? Or what is sweeter for a brave man than to seek revenge with his own hand? It is a right of nature to glut the soul with vengeance. Let us then attack the foe eagerly; for they are ever the bolder who make the attack. Despise this union of discordant races! To defend oneself by alliance is proof of cowardice. See, even before our attack they are smitten with terror. They seek the heights, they seize the hills and, repenting too late, clamor for protection against battle in the open fields. You know how slight a matter the Roman attack is. While they are still gathering in order and forming in one line with locked shields, they are checked, I will not say by the first wound, but even by the dust of battle. Then on to the fray with stout hearts, as is your wont. Despise their battle line. Attack the Alani, smite the Visigoths! Seek swift victory in that spot where the battle rages. For when the sinews are cut the limbs soon relax, nor can a body stand when you have taken away the bones. Let your courage rise and your own fury burst forth! Now show your cunning, Huns, now your deeds of arms! Let the wounded exact in return the death of his foe; let the unwounded revel in slaughter of the enemy. No spear shall harm those who are sure to live; and those who are sure to die Fate overtakes even in peace. And finally, why should Fortune have made the Huns victorious over so many nations, unless it were to prepare them for the joy of this conflict. Who was it revealed to our sires the path through the Maeotian swamp, for so many ages a closed secret? Who, moreover, made armed men yield to you, when you were as yet unarmed? Even a mass of federated nations could not endure the sight of the Huns. I am not deceived in the issue;--here is the field so many victories have promised us. I shall hurl the first spear at the foe. If any can stand at rest while Attila fights, he is a dead man.“

—  Attila
As quoted by Jordanes, [http://people.ucalgary.ca/~vandersp/Courses/texts/jordgeti.html#attila The Origin and Deeds of the Goths], translated by Charles C. Mierow