Goths

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Alaric I. King Of The Goths. It was during 285 AD when Diocletian decided that the best way to manage the massive Roman Empire was to divide it in half, Eastern and Western Empires. Rome surrounded the Mediterranean Sea, including the Iberian Peninsula, north to Brittania, the Northern European provinces in today’s France, Italy, Germany, […]

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Fatima Comments On Valens.

by Daniel Russ on June 30, 2012

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In my post about Adrianople , a reader named Fatima responded. This is fascinating. Valens was a suprisingly good administrator, and no better or worse than most of his generation of “Romans” at generaling, but by the time of Adrianople, the Roman army, especially the Balkan units, was a poorly organized hodgepodge of differently equipped […]

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