leader before Commodus ruled
Economy worsened because of a
a disease that spreads widely and kills many people.
rapidly increasing prices
tried to establish reforms to improve the political situation.
tried to stop the empire's decline. He moved the capital to Byzantium.
Byzantium later became known as
split the empire into Eastern and Western Roman Empire
feared the Huns and asked Rome for protection.
Battle of Adrianople
site where the Visigoths defeated the Romans
invaded the Roman territory
Visigoth leader who captured the city of Rome and burned it.
overpowered Romans in Spain and Northern Africa
Germanic leader who took control of Rome's government to mark the end of the Western Roman Empire.
Visigoths killed Odoacer and set up a kingdom
The Eastern Roman Empire became known as:
the Byzantine Empire
came from a theatrical family.
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