Fall of Rome - Karyn Trong Fall of Rome, Birth of Europe...

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Karyn Trong Fall of Rome, Birth of Europe Discussion 1 Julius Caesar 1. What, according to Caesar, were the Germanic customs regarding land holding and agriculture? According to Caesar the Germanic customs regarding land holding was that the Germanic tribes were temporary. They were very often nomadic. Especially once they became overpopulated they began moving into the Roman Empire. He said that this temporary way of life made the German strong warriors which is seen in the loss of the many battles of Rome to the Germanic tribes. The philosophy of the Germanic tribes was that they should be content with their lives and shouldn't want more than they need. This also helped keep social order within the tribes. The customs regarding agriculture was that the Germanic tribes were not devoted to agriculture at all. Their main diet consisted of milk, cheese, and flesh. 2. How do these practices fit with what you've learned about the Germanic impact on the Roman Empire? These customs were said to have helped make the Germans better warriors which is made apparent when the Roman Empire is taken over by the Germanic tribes. 3. What does Caesar's account reveal about Germanic attitudes toward other tribes?
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