2-10. Every Wave Must Break
The last years of Theodoric’s reign in Italy saw the erosion of confidence, and increasing internal strife, along with diplomatic reversals abroad.
So, remember when I was talking about Boethius and I mentioned the Acacian Schism, and I said it was just too obscure to get into? Well guess what.
2-8. Friends and Neighbors
Theodoric and Cassiodorus work to prevent war in Western Europe, while crafting an image of imperial majesty. In the end, it works out pretty well for the Ostrogoths
2-6. Regnum Italiae – Theodoric the Great Pt. 4
Theodoric’s kingdom in Italy gets historians unreasonably excited. We’ll explore how he ran it, how he turned himself from warband chief to beloved king, and how he worked to restore the glory of old.
2-5. War for Italy – Theodoric the Great Pt. 3
Theodoric leads his people to Italy, to make war on Odoacer and win for himself a permanent kingdom.
2-4. Boldness Be My Friend: Theodoric the Great Pt 2
479 to 488. Rocky relations between Theodoric and Zeno lead to ups and downs for the Ostrogoths, along with many diversions and detours in their search for a stable home.
2-2. The Usurper
Odoacer is a name that is little known and little celebrated. This episode illuminates the career of the soldier who closed the book on the Roman empire, who he was, and why don’t we know him better?
22. The End of the Beginning
474 to 476 CE In which we kill off the Western Roman Empire, and then dig through the remains to try and figure out what happened. More importantly, where do we go from here? Here we are ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, come to witness the end of the Roman Empire in the west,…
21. Alas, Britain
c. 367 to c. 460 CE Britain was abandoned by Rome early compared to the rest of it’s territory, and what followed wasn’t pretty. Okay, so, we have arrived at the much-teased episode about post Roman Britain. Hopefully I haven’t hyped this too much; I do try my best to manage expectations. A few days…
20. Gepids East Goths and Huns, Oh My
453 CE to 460 CE Out of the wreckage of Attila’s empire, new peoples emerge. New actors inject new elements into the political game of the late Roman empire British Museum entry for the Gepids, with some artefacts History Files Article and Regnal List of the Gepids Scirian Earring found at Bakod Puszta The problem…