Europe 332: Roman Gothia
In 332 the Tervingi Goths invaded the territory of the Sarmatians, a Roman client. In response Constantine and his son Constantine II combined their armies to completely defeat the Tervingi and overrun their lands north of the Danube. Forced to accept Constantine’s peace terms, the Tervingi were partially integrated into the Roman Empire, with their heartland becoming the province of Gothia.
Apr–?? 332 Constantine’s Third Gothic War▲
In 332 the Tervingi Goths invaded the territory of the Sarmatians, a Roman ally. In response, the emperor Constantine ordered his son Caesar Constantine II to lead an army in support of the Sarmatians, while he himself probably led the attack on the Tervingi homeland across the Danube. In the ensuing campaign the Romans completely crushed the Tervingi, who lost tens of thousands from hunger and cold after being cut off in Sarmatian territory.
332 Roman Gothia▲
After their defeat in 332, the Tervingi Goths submitted to Constantine’s authority and became Roman subjects (but not citizens). Roman fortifications were built on their lands, which were annexed to, but not completely integrated into, the Empire as the province of Gothia and completely opened to Roman trade. However, the Tervingi continued to be ruled by their own kings and would eventually reassert themselves.