Germanic peoples were influenced by Rome for centuries. A brief look at German romanization before the Great Migration Period.
Steven Guerra from the History of the Papacy podcast joins me for a look at the conversion of the Germanic peoples to Christianity.
We give Wulfilas as an example, and will come back to this topic later.
Christianity was a big step in Romanizing, it’s worth it to take a closer look.
How Germans before Christianity lived, used runes, worshiped.
The greatest Roman defeat of all time. And it was brought on by the Germans.
The first two bridges over the Rhine were built by Caesar. The Rhine river was fast becoming a real border for the Roman Empire. This is how that border that still exists today began.
Ariovistus crosses the Rhine with the Suebi. Caesar didn’t think much of that.
First episode on the Germans and Romans. The first contact between them did not end well for the Romans… but it ended even worse for the Cimbri.
For your beer to be what it is you have a lot to thank for the 600 year old Deutsches Bierreinheitsgebot. A.k.a the German Beer Purity Law.