The History of Rome

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On New Year's Eve 406 a horde of barbarians crossed the lower Rhine into Gaul. Their arrival would have severe consequences for the Western Empire.
On New Year's Eve 406 a horde of barbarians crossed the lower Rhine into Gaul. Their arrival would have severe consequences for the Western Empire.
Alaric and his Goths invaded Italy in 402. After they were pushed out, Stilicho moved the seat of the Western Imperial Court to the city of Ravenna.
Alaric and his Goths invaded Italy in 402. After they were pushed out, Stilicho moved the seat of the Western Imperial Court to the city of Ravenna.
Alaric and his Goths invaded Italy in 402. After they were pushed out, Stilicho moved the seat of the Western Imperial Court to the city of Ravenna.
160- East vs. West Nov. 28, 2011
In the late 390s, the generals and ministers who dominated Arcadius and Honorius battled with each other for control of the Empire.
160- East vs. West Nov. 28, 2011
In the late 390s, the generals and ministers who dominated Arcadius and Honorius battled with each other for control of the Empire.
160- East vs. West Nov. 28, 2011
In the late 390s, the generals and ministers who dominated Arcadius and Honorius battled with each other for control of the Empire.
159- The Divine Winds Nov. 21, 2011
After winning the Battle of the Frigidus River, Theodosius stood alone as the last sole ruler of the Roman Empire. He would be die just four months later.
159- The Divine Winds Nov. 21, 2011
After winning the Battle of the Frigidus River, Theodosius stood alone as the last sole ruler of the Roman Empire. He would be die just four months later.
159- The Divine Winds Nov. 21, 2011
After winning the Battle of the Frigidus River, Theodosius stood alone as the last sole ruler of the Roman Empire. He would be die just four months later.
158- An Imperial Suicide Nov. 14, 2011
In 392 Valentinian II was found hanged in his bedchamber, paving the way for another Roman Civil War.
158- An Imperial Suicide Nov. 14, 2011
In 392 Valentinian II was found hanged in his bedchamber, paving the way for another Roman Civil War.
158- An Imperial Suicide Nov. 14, 2011
In 392 Valentinian II was found hanged in his bedchamber, paving the way for another Roman Civil War.
After defeating the usurper Maximus in 388 AD, Theodosius found himself facing an even greater opponent in Ambrose of Milan.
After defeating the usurper Maximus in 388 AD, Theodosius found himself facing an even greater opponent in Ambrose of Milan.
After defeating the usurper Maximus in 388 AD, Theodosius found himself facing an even greater opponent in Ambrose of Milan.
From 383-387 the tense quasi-partnership of Maximus, Valentinian II and Theodosius ruled the Roman Empire. During those years Bishop Ambrose and Nicean Christianity pushed themselves to dominance over their Arians rivals.
From 383-387 the tense quasi-partnership of Maximus, Valentinian II and Theodosius ruled the Roman Empire. During those years Bishop Ambrose and Nicean Christianity pushed themselves to dominance over their Arians rivals.
From 383-387 the tense quasi-partnership of Maximus, Valentinian II and Theodosius ruled the Roman Empire. During those years Bishop Ambrose and Nicean Christianity pushed themselves to dominance over their Arians rivals.