A Roman emperor of the
Coin of the Emperor Honorius.
West, A.D. 395-423, the second son of Theodosius the Great. During his minority the
able Stilicho was regent, but in 408 was charged with treason and put to death. In the reign
of Honorius, Alaric (q. v.) took and plundered Rome (410 A.D.), while the emperor led a life
of ease at Ravenna.