They were the Vandals, Herculi and the Ostrogoths
, in the order of their fall.
For example, King Theoderic of the Ostrogoths
, who mended an aqueduct outside Rome, is described as 'most glorious and famous'.
Most of those, as well as references to D-Day, Caesar crossing the Rubicon, and the smashing of the Ostrogoths
(who historically did most of the smashing), will sail over the heads of young children but should offer some welcome amusement to the adults.
In the sixth century, Procopius of Caesarea, who fought side by side with General Belisarius the wars of Emperor Justinian against the Persians, Vandals and Ostrogoths
from 527 onward, to recover the Roman Empire, wrote, for example, a History of the Wars (circa AD 550-51) followed by a Secret History (circa 551).
Notable are Wood's characterizations of Isidore's histories as deliberately written in a persuasive style in general, and so they would demonstrate the moral right of Visigothic rule specifically, particularly in contrast to the Ostrogoths
This is a very confusing explanation, considering Miles stated earlier that the text was written in the 440s (correctly) and the Ostrogoths
did not arrive in Italy until 489.
In 489 the peninsula was invaded by the Ostrogoths
, whose king, Theoderic the Great, murdered Odovacer in 493 and ruled until his own death in 526.
Not only did Justinian weather the plague, he also saw the migrations of the Goths, Visigoths, Ostrogoths
, and the Huns; the growth of Byzantine architecture; the arrival of the silkworm; and the emergence of Islam.
It was this mechanism of hospitalitas that facilitated the arrival of Theodoric, King of the Ostrogoths
Notable results of this migration include the relocation of the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes to Britain; the Franks to Gaul; the Vandals to North Africa by way of Gaul and Spain; the Visigoths to Spain; and the Ostrogoths
and other eastern Germans were willing allies and tributaries to Attila.
The Thesaurus belonged to the Visigoths (4th century) or the Ostrogoths
particular, the kings of the Ostrogoths
, Heruli, Varnes, Gondebaud,