Germanic group from the Baltic Sea to the north of the Black sea that entered the late Roman Empire in the 4th century.
Directed to settle in Italy as a counter to Odoacer.
Theodoric the Great ruled Italy.
Boethius - Cassiodorus - Amalasuntha - Narses
Theodoric's afterlife in Epic poetry.
Conquered by Byzantines under the general Belisarius in the reign of Justinian.