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Goths and Romans 332–489$
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Peter Heather

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205357

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205357.001.0001

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Pannonians and Thracians the Origins of Conflict 453–473

Pannonians and Thracians the Origins of Conflict 453–473

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(p.240) 7 Pannonians and Thracians the Origins of Conflict 453–473
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Goths and Romans 332–489
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P. J. Heather

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205357.003.0007

This chapter discusses the start of the conflict between the two Gothic groups: the Amal-led Goths that settled in Pannonia and the Thracian Goths. It describes each Gothic group, before identifying the main cause of the conflict: the advancement of the Amal-led Goths into Illyricum. Emperor Leo provided the Amal-led Goths with good agricultural land and the Thracian Goths with subsidy that was seven times more than that which he gave to the Amal-led Goths. The peace between these two Gothic groups was not to last; 12 months after the death of Emperor Leo the balance of power was shattered.

Keywords:   conflict, Amal-led Goths, Thracian Goths, Illyricum, subsidy, agricultural land, Emperor Leo

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