The Barbarians

Connor Tramel and Tyler Lozes, 3D Presentation Activity

Define

A barbarian is a person from an uncivilized culture with no manners. Barbarians back in ancient times were always invading, pillaging, and generally unleashing their fury on the more "civilized" Greeks and Romans.

Detail

Cause- The most straightforward theory for Rome’s collapse pins the fall on a string of military losses against the goths, franks and vandals. Rome had tangled with barbaric tribes for centuries, but by the 300s barbarian groups like the Goths had gone beyond the Empire’s borders and in 410 the Visigoth King Alaric successfully sacked the city of Rome. The Empire spent the next several decades under constant threat before the so called"Eternal City" was raided again in 455, this time by the Vandals. Finally, many cited 476 as the year the Empire fell to its misery.



Characteristics-

People who came in contact with the barbarians considered them uncivilized, and yet were fascinated by their strength, stamina, and drive for success.


They barbarians never truly settled anywhere, they just took what they wanted and then left.


Some of the most well known barbarian groups are the Teutons, Norse, Goths, and Celts, and with-in those tribes there are many sub-tribes.


The barbarian attacks on Rome had started hundreds of years before the eventual conquering of Rome.


Significance- The barbarians conquered the city of Rome. This was a gigantic moment in history because Rome was considered invincible. After Rome fell, the dark ages began and lasted for a very long period of time. The barbarians played a huge role in the downfall of Rome and the dark ages.

Display

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Barbarians causing chaos in the city

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Visigoths

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Barbarian group traveling

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Franks

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Map of the barbarian invasions

Bibliography

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"Barbarian Wars of Constantine the Great." Barbarian Wars of Constantine the Great. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2014.