In 396AD, the Visigoths led by Alaric
plundered Athens and settled in Northern Greece.
This ended quickly with the division of
Rome into East and West, which subjected the
Visigoths to attacks from both empires. In
401AD, the Visigoths invaded Italy. As the
Visigoths laid siege to different areas of Italy
and exacted enormous tributes, Alaric's
army began to grow, taking in Germanic mercenaries
from Roman armies and Roman slaves who
saw the Visigoths as their liberators. Finally in
410AD, Alaric took Rome and the capital
was turned over to Visigoth warriors for their
traditional three days of plunder. The
Visigoths believed that a German could not become a
Roman Emperor so they began conquests
in Spain and Gaul for the Romans and settled amongst
Roman citizens in these areas.
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