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date: 22 September 2019

Rome, sack of (410) 

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Carlos MachadoCarlos Machado

On 24 August 410, troops commanded by the *Visigothic leader *Alaric entered the city of *Rome, sacking it for three days. The sack was the culmination of a long political and military crisis. The events leading to it are well documented by the sources, especially ... ...

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