Western Roman Empire
Stilichoorders the Sibylline Booksburned.
* The Emperor Honorius abolishes
gladiatorcombat in the Colosseum.
* The Khitan are first mentioned in Chinese chronicles. They wander along the boundaries of Kara-muren, and form part of the Donghu (Tong-hou) confederation.
Arts and Sciences
Japanese court officially adopts the Chinese writing system(approximate date).
Armenian alphabetis invented by Mesrob Mashdots.
Ricimer, "de facto" ruler of the West Roman Empire
Salvian, Christian writer (approximate date)
Empress Yuan Qigui
November 11— Arsacius of Tarsus, intruding archbishopof Constantinople
Moses the Black, Egyptian monk
Theon of Alexandria, last director of the Library of Alexandria
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