Category Archives: 5th Century

Historical Facts from 0401 to 0500 CE

March 15, 493 AD

On This Date in in 493 AD Theodoric the Great, leader of the Ostrogoths was attending a banquet that he and Odoacer the first King of Italy had organized to celebrate the peace treaty they had signed signaling an … Continue reading

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January 1, 404 AD

On This Date in! in 404 AD, the last gladiator competition was held in Rome. As the gladiators became more and more expensive to train and maintain, the lanistas refused to allow their money-makers to be put to death … Continue reading

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