Adrianople AD 378: The Goths crush Rome's legions (Campaign)

Adrianople AD 378: The Goths crush Rome's legions (Campaign)

Simon MacDowall


Osprey's exam of the conflict of Adrianople (378 AD), fought among Goth rebels, led by way of Fritigern, and the Roman military, led through Emperor Valens. 'Never, other than within the conflict of Cannae, had there been so harmful a slaughter recorded in our annals.' therefore the Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus recorded the conflict of Adrianople, which spelled the start of the tip of the Roman Empire. this kind of crushing Roman defeat through Gothic cavalry proved to the Empire, in addition to to the Goths themselves, that the migratory barbarians have been a strength to be reckoned with. This publication tells the tale of the erroneous Roman plans and the shock assault of Gothic cavalry, and places ahead the newest theories as to the genuine situation of the battlefield.

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