Theodoric II., the son of Theodoric I., declares to Avitus his resolution of repairing, or expiating, the fault which his grandfather had committed.
Quae noster, peccavit avus, quem fuscat id unum,
Quod te, Roma, capit. Sidon. Panegyric. Avit. 505.
This character, applicable only to the great Alaric, establishes the genealogy of the Gothic kings, which has hitherto been unnoticed.