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The First Great Migration Disaster | 371AD-380AD

The Great Migration in Europe eventually proved fatal to the Western Roman Empire, but the first casualties were the Thervingi Goths.



The Great Migration, Teotihuacan,

The Great Migration beginning in the late 4th century is one of the major factors that lead to the eventual collapse of the Western Roman Empire. As the waves of various Germanic tribes were fleeing the incoming Huns entering the European steppes, in time it was more than Rome could handle.

The Great Migration: When Matters Went South Between the Thervingi Goths & Rome

For this newest chapter of A.D. History, we look at a particularly heinous episode when the Thervingi Goths were granted permission to resettle in Thrace (modern day Bulgaria), and utter disaster ensued.

Could this disaster have been avoided? What really went wrong in this situation? Was it malice, or mere incompetence? You decide in what is part one of this two part epic presentation. 

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Meet the Huns: History's Perfect Enigma | 351AD-360AD

Teotihuacan: The Jewel of Ancient Mesoamerica

We also globe trot to ancient Mesoamerica, and explore the incredible city of Teotihuacan, located very near modern Mexico City.

As we delve into what archeologists and historians know about the ancient city state, we discuss the rise and rule of the individual only known to posterity as “Spear Thrower Owl”; a name given by archeologists due to the glyphs identified with this figure who dominated the late 4th century.

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War in Ukraine: A Historical Guide to the Russian Invasion

How Can You Help Create More A.D. History? Join Odo’s ADophyte Army on Patreon!

For our Patreon submitted question – in our now famous middle segment – we answer the truly awesome question: “Who would we like to have on as guests of the podcast that are historical figures?”

Remember, if you’re donating to A.D. History on the $5 per month tier or higher – you’re eligible to submit a question for us to answer in the middle segment. Send us your question, and we will feature YOUR question in an upcoming middle segment!

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The A.D. History Podcast explores the last two thousand years of world history in an innovative new way. Join hosts Paul K. DiCostanzo and Patrick Foote as they examine the past two millennia, beginning in 1 AD, and progressing forward ten years every episode until they reach the modern day. Within each ten-year installment, Paul and Patrick aim to share incredibly important, but often overlooked fascinating historic events and figures from around the world in prospective fashion; attempting to see history through the eyes and in the world of those who lived it. By identifying these sometimes lesser known - but in no way less significant aspects of history - the A.D. History Podcast endeavors to take these many disparate threads and weave a fuller, richer tapestry of true world history from 1AD to HD.