People/Characters: Urias

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Justus by Arthur L Lapham
Lest Darkness Fall by L. Sprague de Camp
Lest Darkness Fall & Related Stories by L. Sprague de Camp

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In L. Sprague de Camp's classic science fiction novel Lest Darkness Fall, Urias is a nephew of Wittigis and an ally of Padway's. Becomes king (with Padway's help) after Thiudahad is no longer fit to rule.

In real history, Wittigis, or Vitiges, deposed Thiudahad and became king of the Goths. He was defeated by the Byzantine forces under Belisarius and taken, with his wife, Matasuntha, to Constantinople

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