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Theoderic II

visigoth king

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Sidonius

Gallo-roman aristocrat

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Priscus

roman diplomat

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Fall of Rome year

476

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who was overthrown by who

Romulus overthrown by Odoacer

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Easter half of empire..

continued as Byzantine empire for 1000+ years

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Barbarian stereotype

-uncultured
-didn't speak well
-illiterate
-everyone not roman was barbarian

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what do we have none of?

hunnic sources

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Primary source 1

letter of sidonius to agricola

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primary source 2

priscus on attila's court

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points in letter of sidonius to agricola

description of Theoderic the gothic king; strong & likes to win

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points in prices on axilla's court

axilla clearly superior, shows the chain you have to go through and gift giving

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10 years after the ......... the ... and the .... have different aims

theodosius code, east, west

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axilla hunic leader tmie

434-453

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5 reasons for fall of rome

-strengths of barbarians
-weaknesses of barbarians
-economic weaknesses
-political weaknesses
-internal vs external factors

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strengths of barbarians

-less frivolous
-can write (priscus shows Attila can)
-attila commanded respect
-fighting skills (raid and retreat)
-ability to adapt to culture

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KELLY

huns had the ability to adapt to the culture they took over whereas the romans did not

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weaknesses of barbarians

slowly migrated, didn't invade
weak records
less ferocious after death of Attila

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HEATHER

35 years spread out of huns moving

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economic weaknesses

bankrupt in 3rd cent
lavish court & army
decline of slavery & city
wealthy & poor economics split

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political weaknesses

quick succession of emperors in west
corrupt legal system
death of Theodosius II= power vaccuum
east and west had diff aims