The article is devoted to the presentation of topos of gigantomachy in the light of political
allusions that can be found in Claudian’s Panegyrics. In parts: III Cons. Hon. 158—162, IV Cons.
Hon. 527—538 and VI Cons. Hon. 184—192 the rhetor used the motif of fights of gods with the Giants
in the context of praising Stilicho’s leadership skills (III Cons. Hon.), Honorius’s shooting abilities
(IV Cons. Hon.), and also as a form of Alaric’s criticism (VI Cons. Hon.). The common ground
of all statements in which the author used the concept of unification of the myth and history is the
presentation of contrast between the barbarian wildness and political ideology of the empire