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  • Posted by : Zakerias Rowland-Jones

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  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970


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Edirne in modern Turkey, is the site of the old Roman town of Adrianople. In August 378AD a Roman army of 20,000 commanded by the emperor Valens faced a Barbarian horde of over 100,000 under their leader Fritigern. They had to be stopped; or Barbarian tribes from the German forests, to the steps of Asia would flood in and destroy the old empire. The Romans decided to halt the tribes here, at Adrianople.

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