As I frequently note, real history is more interesting thanfiction so you’re better off with reality than a made up version. As this post willshow, you can’t make this stuff up. In the last post we described the sack of Rome whichoccurred in 410 A.D. Now we jump forward 40 years to find Rome and the Visigothsallied against Attila and the Hunnic Empire. How did this happen? How did the destroyerof Rome, the tribe that fought the Roman army for 200 years, now become an ally? Before getting to the action – the Battle of Chalons in 451A.
The Visigoth sack of Rome in 410 A.D. was a milestone in thefall of the Empire. Not since Hannibal reached Rome in 218 B.C. had an invading force threatened the city. In thelatter case, there was no attack because Hannibal knew he c... Read Post
Mike Anderson’s Ancient History: The Visigoth Sack of Rome – 410 A.D.. Read Post