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

By Simon MacDowall

Osprey's exam of the conflict of Adrianople (378 AD), fought among Goth rebels, led through Fritigern, and the Roman military, led via 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 top of the Roman Empire. one of these crushing Roman defeat by way of 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 inaccurate Roman plans and the shock assault of Gothic cavalry, and places ahead the latest theories as to the genuine position of the battlefield.

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