Gothic Wars

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The Gothic Wars were a long series of conflicts against the Roman Empire between the years 249 and 554.wikipedia
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Goths

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The Gothic Wars were a long series of conflicts against the Roman Empire between the years 249 and 554.
The Goths (Gut-þiuda; Gothi) were an East Germanic people, two of whose branches, the Visigoths and the Ostrogoths, played an important role in the fall of the Western Roman Empire through the long series of Gothic Wars and in the emergence of Medieval Europe.

Siege of Philippopolis (250)

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The Battle of Philippopolis was fought in 250 or 251 and after a long siege of the city the Goths were victorious.
It was part of the long-running series of Gothic Wars.

Roman Empire

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The Gothic Wars were a long series of conflicts against the Roman Empire between the years 249 and 554.

Cniva

Decius

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The War was probably instigated after emperor Decius' predecessor Philip the Arab had refused to continue payments of annual subsidies to the aggressive tribes of the region initiated by Emperor Maximinus Thrax in 238. Cniva's main column of 70,000 unsuccessfully attacked Novae and were then defeated by Decius at Nicopolis ad Istrum before moving on to Augusta Traiana pursued by Decius where at the Battle of Beroe they defeated him and looted the city.

Philip the Arab

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The War was probably instigated after emperor Decius' predecessor Philip the Arab had refused to continue payments of annual subsidies to the aggressive tribes of the region initiated by Emperor Maximinus Thrax in 238.

Novae

Cniva's main column of 70,000 unsuccessfully attacked Novae and were then defeated by Decius at Nicopolis ad Istrum before moving on to Augusta Traiana pursued by Decius where at the Battle of Beroe they defeated him and looted the city.

Nicopolis ad Istrum

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Cniva's main column of 70,000 unsuccessfully attacked Novae and were then defeated by Decius at Nicopolis ad Istrum before moving on to Augusta Traiana pursued by Decius where at the Battle of Beroe they defeated him and looted the city.

Stara Zagora

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Cniva's main column of 70,000 unsuccessfully attacked Novae and were then defeated by Decius at Nicopolis ad Istrum before moving on to Augusta Traiana pursued by Decius where at the Battle of Beroe they defeated him and looted the city.

Battle of Beroe

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Cniva's main column of 70,000 unsuccessfully attacked Novae and were then defeated by Decius at Nicopolis ad Istrum before moving on to Augusta Traiana pursued by Decius where at the Battle of Beroe they defeated him and looted the city.

Oescus

Ulpia OescusŒscus
Decius was forced to withdraw his army north to Oescus leaving Cniva ample time to ravage Moesia and move on to Philippopolis (Thracia) (now Plovdiv in Bulgaria).

Philippopolis (Thrace)

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Decius was forced to withdraw his army north to Oescus leaving Cniva ample time to ravage Moesia and move on to Philippopolis (Thracia) (now Plovdiv in Bulgaria).

Plovdiv

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Decius was forced to withdraw his army north to Oescus leaving Cniva ample time to ravage Moesia and move on to Philippopolis (Thracia) (now Plovdiv in Bulgaria).

Marcianopolis

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Another army of about 20,000 besieged Marcianopolis without success.

Titus Julius Priscus

King Cniva subsequently allied himself with the town commander and governor of Thrace, Titus Julius Priscus, to take on the Roman Emperor Decius.

Battle of Abritus

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The Battle of Abritus of 251 resulted at which Decius and his son Herennius Etruscus were killed.

Herennius Etruscus

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The Battle of Abritus of 251 resulted at which Decius and his son Herennius Etruscus were killed.

Scythians

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(Goths and Scythians against the Roman Empire)

Herules

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The Goths' seaborne allies, the Heruli, supplied a fleet carrying huge armies along the coast of the Black Sea where they ravaged coastal territories in Thrace and Macedonia.

Moesia

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Other huge forces crossed the Danube in Moesia.

Gallienus

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In 268, Emperor Gallienus won some important initial victories at land and sea, but it was his successor Claudius II who finally defeated the invaders at the Battle of Naissus in 268 or 269, one of the bloodiest battles of the 3rd century.

Claudius Gothicus

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In 268, Emperor Gallienus won some important initial victories at land and sea, but it was his successor Claudius II who finally defeated the invaders at the Battle of Naissus in 268 or 269, one of the bloodiest battles of the 3rd century.

Battle of Naissus

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In 268, Emperor Gallienus won some important initial victories at land and sea, but it was his successor Claudius II who finally defeated the invaders at the Battle of Naissus in 268 or 269, one of the bloodiest battles of the 3rd century.

Thervingi

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(Thervingi against the Eastern Roman Empire)

Ermanaric

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The Gothic king Ermanaric of a powerful kingdom north of the Danube from the Euxine to the Baltic Sea, had engaged to supply the usurper Procopius with troops for the struggle against Valens.