EAGLE IN THE DUST The Roman Defeat at Adrianopolis AD 378

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Adrianopolis was the battle that may have marked the beginning of the end of the Roman Empire. The defeat and death of the Emperor Valens at the hands of Gothic tribesmen he had unwisely admitted into the Empire was Rome’s greatest defeat since Cannae six hundred years before. The battle had tactical as well as strategic significance, with Roman infantry being overcome by the nimble Gothic horsemen.

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