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Except for the Alans (and of course the Huns), all of the peoples taking part in this struggle were Germanic. It is not clear, however, what side each tribe was fighting on. But it seems that in the end, the subject tribes won their independence from the Huns and no longer had to serve them, pay them tribute, or fight in their army. It probably took some of these peoples several years to free them[ defeats and divisions 000000000000000000000000 61 ] Battle between selves from the Huns. Every time a tribe broke away, Attila’s surviving Huns and Goths, from a German sons lost more power, so they tried to take back control of some peohistory book ples.

Gold and silver goblets were handed to the men at the feast, whereas his cup was of wood. His clothing was plain and differed not at all from that of the rest, except that it was clean. Neither the sword that hung at his side nor the fastenings of his barbarian boots nor his horse’s bridle was adorned, like those of the other [Huns], with gold or precious stones. ” Priscus noted that some of the audience, men who had grown too old to fight, were moved All things considered, Attila seems to have made a favorable impres- to tears by these reminders of sion on Priscus: “Though a lover of war he was not prone to violence.

The Huns with their forces seized the right side, the Romans, the [Goths] and their allies the left. . The battleline of the Huns was so arranged that Attila and his bravest followers were in the centre. . The innumerable peoples of the diverse tribes, which he had subjected to his sway, formed the wings. . The fight grew fierce, confused, monstrous, unrelenting—a fight whose like no ancient time has ever recorded. The Romans and Goths won a decisive victory that day, although the Goths’ king was killed in the battle.

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