It is also probable that both inclination and timing militated against a Gothic

It is also probable that both inclination and timing militated against a Gothic

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It is also probable that both inclination and timing militated against a Gothic- Roman melding.  As regards inclination, we have seen that several Gothic elites stood against too rapid a cultural  shift to Romanness, or were opposed to it altogether, and continued to view Italy as just another  region in which to camp out, requisition supplies, and command subject populations from a  distance. We must not forget that Theodoric was unique in the long amount of time he had spent  in Constantinople, gaining a desire for thorough Romanization, as well as a comprehension of its  meaning. In terms of timing, Theodoric was not even allowed the space of his own lifetime to  preside over the process he is said to have wanted. By the 510s, pressures from the Frankish north  and growing Byzantine disquietude made the whole program precarious. Simply put, by the mid 
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  • Fall '08
  • Murphy
  • Roman state, command subject populations, sustainable Eastern Roman, Gothic­ Roman melding., Roman resources. Belisarius, new Persian wars

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