Battle of Adrianople. On August 9, 378 c.e., the Eastern Roman army under the command of Emperor Valens attacked a Gothic army (made up of Visigoths and Ostrogoths) that had camped near the town of Adrianople

Battle of Adrianople. On August 9, 378 c.e., the Eastern Roman army under the command of Emperor Valens attacked a Gothic army (made up of Visigoths and Ostrogoths) that had camped near the town of Adrianople

The late Roman legion used round shields because the Roman state didn't have the money to train the soldiers to work as an organized fighting machine like the early legion was. Instead the late legion was a militia and hence had to use round shields because round shields are better in individual combat.

THE BATTLE OF ADRIANOPLE REVISITED

The late Roman legion used round shields because the Roman state didn't have the money to train the soldiers to work as an organized fighting machine like the early legion was. Instead the late legion was a militia and hence had to use round shields because round shields are better in individual combat.

wikipedia roman battles  | Battle of Adrianople 378 Romans under Valens and the Goths

wikipedia roman battles | Battle of Adrianople 378 Romans under Valens and the Goths

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THE BATTLE OF ADRIANOPLE REVISITED

What happened in the Battle of Adrianople? Click here to learn more about it: http://amazingbibletimeline.com/blog/battle-of-adrianople/

What happened in the Battle of Adrianople? Click here to learn more about it: http://amazingbibletimeline.com/blog/battle-of-adrianople/

The Death of Emperor Valens and the Battle of Adrianople During the Gothic War, August 9, 378 AD.

The Death of Emperor Valens and the Battle of Adrianople During the Gothic War, August 9, 378 AD.

Gothic Cavalry return from foraging to attack the rear of the Roman army of Emperor Valens at the battle of Adrianople, AD 378. Artwork by Giuseppe Rava.

Gothic Cavalry return from foraging to attack the rear of the Roman army of Emperor Valens at the battle of Adrianople, AD 378. Artwork by Giuseppe Rava.

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