Onfrontation between the Germanic people and Romans

Imagine that you are a professional historian. What would matter most to you in depicting the confrontation between the Germanic people and the Romans? What are some of the problems that you would have to face in discussing or describing this historical period? Would you pay greater attention to the religious or the cultural conflicts? What do you see as the most volatile or difficult of the challenges faced, for example, by Theodoric the Ostrogoth?

Remember: This is a microtheme, not a journal entry. You need to write a coherent essay with a central thesis, in which the ideas follow from one another logically. Choose two or three different points and elaborate on them in order to illustrate and substantiate your thesis. A successful microtheme also will have a short introduction and a short conclusion, but the great majority of your essay should be devoted to establishing your thesis.