The Fall of Rome

roma

     31 October 475 A.D., Romulus Augustus was crowned  Emperor in Western Roman Empire.

     His name (from Romulus, the founder of Rome, and Augustus, the first emperor) seemed to       be promissory of a new golden age in Roman Empire. But soon he was nicknamed Agustulus (little Agustus in Latin). Too young to rule the Empire (just 14 years old), he was actually a puppet between his father´s polical ambitions and the land requirements from the Germanic chieftain Odoacer.

     His deposition by Odoacer - 4 september 476 A.D. - is the milestone that marks traditionally the end of Ancient Romam Empire and the beginning of the Middle Ages in Western Europe. Anyway, Romulus Augustulus´ rule was a symptom of the Roman fall, but not the cause.

Here you have some different resources that help you to understand this complex period.

 1.- Click on underlined titles to download Power Point Presentations (English)

    roma    
   roma
  FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE MURDER, SUICIDE, OLD AGE... INEVITABLE?

 

2.- Click on images/maps to download VIDEOS (Spanish)


 FIN
      
          LA CAÍDA DEL IMPERIO       

LA CAÍDA DE ROMA


mapa

 LAS INVASIONES. VÍDEO




HISPANIA LOS BÁRBAROS EN HISPANIA. VÍDEO


3.- Click on images to enlarge MAPS (English)

divide
invasiones
 reinos
 THEODOSIUS´ DIVISION BARBARIANS INVASIONS
 GERMANIC KINGDOMS