Not Marcian tradition,
West kept peace with
Vandals ? Odoacar gone in last year Zeno by Ostrogths under Theodric ?
Anastasius recognised him as regent to Byzantium 0 peace and quiet in West ?
credulous an optimistic see entire Med basin as unified under Byzantine
Balance in West
we see attempt to disengage alliance.?
like Daras and Theodosiopolis.?
Contravenes agreements with Kawad. ?
subsidies by 483 120 yr tenure of Nisibis had elapsed and return to Rome.? Deserves little credence as no mention in
Ammaniaus of 363 treaty. ?
As Anastasius says ?
subsidies..? Anasatasius and followers
dilemma: absorption into Persian Empire based in Fertile Crescent or
reconstruction of shattered Mediterranean Empire ? only lead to long and costly