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Barbarians Rising – Alaric | Goth

Barbarians Rising – Alaric | Goth

THE DESTROYER

Born on Peuce Island at the mouth of the Danube (Romania), Alaric was a child during the Goths’ migration across the Danube and their subsequent war with Rome. After Fritigern’s death years later, Alaric emerged as leader and later King of the Visigoths from 395 to 410 AD.  He had a charismatic personality, which attracted many barbarians within the Roman Empire to join his cause. He had a love/hate relationship with Rome, but hoped that collaboration would secure a homeland for the long- displaced Goths