The 510s decade ran from January 1, 510, to December 31, 519.

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InventionsEdit
  • Aryabhata, Indian astronomer and mathematician, comes up with concepts of mathematical equations, one of which explains the rotation of the Earth on its axis. This concept is far ahead of its time and he is fairly accurate in his description of it. He also comes up with a lot of other ideas about the Solar System, but many of them are flawed because he considers the Earth to be the center of the universe. Aryabhata is often given credit for coming up with the number zero and using it as a placeholder.
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513

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  • Revolt of Vitalian: Vitalian, Byzantine general, revolts against Emperor Anastasius I and conquers a large part of the Diocese of Thrace. He gains the support of the local people and assembles an army of 50,000–60,000 men.
  • Anastasius I reduces taxes in the provinces of Bithynia and Asia, to prevent them from joining the rebellion. Vitalian marches to Constantinople and encamps at the suburb of Hebdomon (modern Turkey).
  • Anastasius I sends an embassy under the former consul Patricius to start negotiations. Vitalian declares his aims: restoration of Chalcedonian Orthodoxy and the settling of the Thracian foederati.[3]
  • Vitalian accepts an agreement and returns with his army to Lower Moesia. After a few inconclusive skirmishes, Anastasius I sends a Byzantine army (80,000 men) under his nephew Hypatius.
  • Vitalian defeats the Byzantines at Acris (Bulgaria), on the Black Sea coast. He attacks their fortified Laager in darkness, and in a crushing defeat kills a large part of the imperial army.
PersiaEdit
  • King Kavadh I adopts the doctrine of the Mazdakites, and breaks the influence of the magnates' (nobility).[4]
  • The Jewish community revolts at Ctesiphon against Mazdakism, and establishes an independent Jewish kingdom that lasts for seven years.[5]

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  • Vitalian, Byzantine general, marches again to Constantinople. A fleet of 200 vessels sails from the Black Sea ports and blockades the entrance of the harbor capital. Emperor Anastasius I is disquieted by riots in the city, which cost many casualties, and decides to negotiate with Vitalian.
  • Vitalian accepts the receipt of ransom money and gifts worth 5,000 pounds of gold for the release of Hypatius, a nephew of Anastasius I who has been a prisoner since the attack at Acris (see 513). Vitalian retreats back to Lower Moesia.
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Clovis I - Merovingian king". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Vesuvius | Facts, Location, & Eruptions". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  3. ^ Martindale 1980, p. 840
  4. ^ Richard Nelson Frye, The History of Ancient Iran, Vol.3, (Beck'sche Verlangbuchhandlung, 1984), p. 323
  5. ^ "Babylonia". www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org.
  6. ^ "List of Rulers of Korea". www.metmuseum.org. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Saint Symmachus | pope". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  8. ^ Bury 1958a, p. 451
  9. ^ Bury 1958a, p. 451-452; Cameron, Ward-Perkins & Whitby 2000, pp. 57, 294
  10. ^ Bury 1958a, p. 452
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 13, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Beowulf on Steorarume".
  13. ^ P. Brown, The world of late antiquity, W.W. Norton and Co. 1971 (p. 147)
  14. ^ Moorhead (1994), p. 21-22, with a reference to Procopius, Secret History 8.3.
  15. ^ Martindale 1980, p. 489
  16. ^ Shahîd 1989, p. 121, 125–127; Greatrex & Lieu 2002, p. 51
  17. ^ "Cerdic | king of Wessex". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  18. ^ a b "List of Rulers of Korea". www.metmuseum.org. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  19. ^ Wade, Geoff (2014). Asian Expansions: The Historical Experiences of Polity Expansion in Asia. Routledge. p. 77. ISBN 9781135043537.
  20. ^ "Angus mac Nisse". Retrieved 18 March 2019.
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