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9 AUGUST 378 CE

01 Heading to battle

The Army of the Eastern Roman Emperor, Valens, marches north eight miles (almost 13 kilometres) from Adrianople (Edirne) along the modern Tundzha River, approaching the position of the modern village of Murtaçali. There, a vast wagon laager marks the Gothic position, its infantry drawn up inside.

02 Negotiations or playing for time?

Drawn out negotiations take place

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