WORLD HISTORY HONORS

~THE GOTHS~

THE GOTHS

These are NOT the normal goths you think of. No black hair heavy makeup pale skin and dark clothes. No. These goths were BARBARIANS!

DIVISION

Thursday, Jan. 1st 370 at 12am

Europe

In 370 AD the Goths seperated into two divisions. The Ostragoths "east goths" and the Visigoths "noble goths".

VISIGOTHS

The Goths were a peaceful society located in Balkin, near the Black Sea. They had an economy based on agriculture and trade. They had a complex political system. Each Goth owed alliegance to their individual clan chieftans. In times of need a single leader was elected by a tribal council.

Destruction

Wednesday, Jan. 1st 375 at 12am

Balkin

In 375 AD the Huns come into Balkin from China and destroy Goth land. This destroys life as the Goths know it. In effect, the Visigoths turn to Rome for shelter, food, and protection. The Ostragoths however were conquered.

Barbarians - The Goths

Visigoths and Rome

After exploiting the Visigoths too much, the Visigoths turned against their "nuturing protectors" the Romans. In 410 AD the Visigoths, led by Alaric, ransacked the city of Rome. They occupied it for three days, burning whatever they didnt take.

Alaric

Alaric was the leader of the Visigoth people. He led the ransacking of Rome in 410 AD.

Regaining of Freedom

Thursday, Oct. 23rd 453 at 12am

Europe

In 453 AD the Ostragoths regained their freedom from the Huns when Attila died.

Ostragoths

The Ostragoths were a part of the mongul army until 453 AD.

The most important Ostragoth leader was Theodoric, who reigned from 493 to 526 AD. Theodoric continued the old Roman law, taxation, and administrative systems.

Theodoric

An Ostragothic ruler who reigned from 493 to 526 AD

The End

Friday, Jan. 1st 500 at 12am

Europe

During the sixth century, after 18 years of fighting, the Ostragothic kingdom fell at the hands of emperor Justinian.

Justinian

The emperor that fought the Ostragothic army for 18 years before defeating them.