Do you want to know more about the famous peoples of the ancient times? Well, the Gothics/Goths are one of those peoples that will allow you to learn a lot of good things about the history of the world.
We are going to talk about what the Gothics/Goths were all about, the language, and the Visigoths – a branch of the Gothics/Goths. We will give you some details about them that you will find them useful at all times, and you should read on so you can find out more.
What are they?
The Goths harassed the famous Roman Empire for many centuries. They had two branches: Visigoths and the Ostrogoths. This people defeated other peoples and settled in the Baltic Sea. This is not 100% true because it is based on a legend that has passed from one generation to the other. Tacitus states that you could spot Goths by these signs:
- The short swords.
- The round shields.
- The great obedience toward their king.
The Goths had to pass through a lot of adventures to arrive at the Black Sea, according to Jordanes.
The Gothic language is an extinct language that was spoken by the Goths. This people lived in Scandinavia in the beginning but then moved to eastern Europe and then to the southwest and southern Europe over time.
If you want to study the history of the German language, the Gothic language is particularly important. It is important to study this language because it has records that antedate those of many other Germanic languages by many centuries. There happened to be two dialects: Visigothic and Ostrogothic. These dialects were grouped according to these famous tribes.
The Visigoths were one of the most important Germanic peoples of ancient times. They separated from the also famous Ostrogoths and raided plenty of Roman territories whenever they had to. The Visigoths also established a lot of great kingdoms in both Spain and Gaul. These are other interesting facts about them:
- This people settled in Romania and were agriculturists most of the time.
- The Huns drove these people into the Roman Empire in 376. The Roman officials drove the Visigoths into revolt because of the huge exactions that they suffered.
- They also plundered the famous Balkan provinces so they could give food and other things to its people.
Learning more about the history of the German language is easy when you dive into the history of the Gothic language. This will allow you to learn some good things about the Germans that you will not understand or learn otherwise. Think about this and do what you have to do now.
Remember also that the Gothics/Goths had many branches, and the Visigoths were one of the most important branches. This branch had to face the dangers of the Roman Empire, but they were more than willing to fight for their survival and freedom because they believed they deserved to be free from any empire out there too.