Rome?s Gothic Wars by Michael Kulikowsky
Dec 15, 2006
At some point in the third-century a hitherto unknown group of people appeared around Rome’s Danube frontier. These people would come to be known as the Goths. They began their history during one of Rome?s darkest periods as one of many but grew to become an entity of their own. In 378 they destroyed the larger part of the imperial eastern Roman army at Adrianople and an emperor with it. By 410 their relations with the Empire culminated with the capture and sack of Rome under their leader Alaric and eventual settlement as the first autonomous barbarian kingdom within the Roman Empire. This is period and people of study in Michael Kulikowsky?s book Rome?s Gothic Wars….