Providing comparative security and a semblance of Roman continuity to the 510s

Providing comparative security and a semblance of Roman continuity to the 510s

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Providing comparative security and a semblance of Roman continuity to the 510s, Theodoric's  rule began to falter at this time. A) The German/Goth elements of the system did not quite fall  into step with the spirit of their king's arrangements. For example, when they traveled to Ravenna  on a yearly basis to receive financial bonuses as soldiers, Gothic units plundered native farms and  villages along the way. B) Byzantine Emperors were increasingly displeased with what they  considered Ostrogothic expansionism into the East. Anastasia had disliked Ostrogothic  occupation of Sirmium in the Balkans in 504, as well as their 505 defeat of Bulgars along the  Morava river. Restricted in resources, the Greeks did launch naval raids on Italian coasts in 508,  and the Emperor recognized the Frankish King Clovis with an honorary consulship in 507, as at  least a symbolic counterweight to Theodoric. In 518, Justin became Byzantine Emperor. A native  Latin speaker born the Balkans, he was keen on reestablishing stronger ties with the Italian  Roman aristocracy as well as the Catholic Church. D) A divide of increasing importance between  Goths and Romans was based on religion. Though Christian, Goths were adherents of Arianism,  considered heretical by the Western Catholic Church. At the beginning of Thoedoric's rule, this 
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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