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Attila arrived too late to take advantage of the earthquake. Moreover, it appears that illness made at least some of his forces unfit for battle as they neared Constantinople. That is the impression we get from a sermon delivered by a churchman named Isaac of Antioch not long afterward: [ 40 000000000000000000000000000000000000 huns ] The Hun in the midst of the field heard about thy [Constantinople’s] majesty and envied thee, and thy riches kindled in him the desire to come for the plundering of thy treasures.
Most of these high-status headdresses were discovered in the region north of the Black Sea, but this one came from Hungary. The Huns demanded that the Romans make their payments, send back the fugitives, and hand over the grave-robbing bishop of Margus, or there would be war. The Romans did not give in. In spring 441 the Huns crossed the Danube and captured or destroyed a series of frontier forts and towns, including a major military base that they completely demolished. As they approached Margus, the bishop panicked.
For one thing, Hun mercenaries and auxiliaries introduced a new type of soldier into the East Roman army, as a sixth-century historian described: The bowmen of the present time go into battle wearing corselets [chest armor] and fitted out with greaves [leg armor] which [ defeats and divisions 000000000000000000000000 63 ] extend up to the knee. . They are expert horsemen, and are able without difficulty to direct their bows to either side while riding at full speed, and to shoot an opponent whether in pursuit or in flight.