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Second, many elements of Roman life had undergone Barbarization prior to the 370s. The  increasingly large scale use of Barbarian slaves in all aspects of unfree labor meant that Romans  were aware of and assimilating Barbarian ways. Early fifth-century laws forbidding Roman  sporting of trousers, vests, and long hair attest to the attraction to Barbarian styles. Of course, the  Barbarization of Rome continued much more intensely after the large-scale importation of  Germans into Roman cities and the army.  Third, it is possible to posit a Romanization of the Barbarians. Service in Roman Legions as  soldiers and officers not only accustomed them to Roman forms, but to a degree instilled in them  a Roman identity, or a sense that the Roman way should be the aspired-to goal. Whether in  Roman office (usurped or not) or as landowners manipulating  foederati
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