[ US /ˈɑstɹəˌɡɑθ/ ]
  1. a member of the eastern group of Goths who created a kingdom in northern Italy around 500 AD
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  • It is not likely that this selfish and unwarlike pedant -- a "nithing", as they probably called him -- had ever been aught but a most unwelcome necessity to the lion-hearted Ostrogoths, and for all but the families and friends of the three slain noblemen, the imprisonment and the permitted murder of his benefactress must have deepened dislike into horror. Theodoric the Goth Barbarian Champion of Civilisation
  • They realised the necessity of compelling barbarians and provincials alike to respect the elementary rights of person and property; Theodoric the Ostrogoth and Gundobad the Burgundian were the authors of new criminal codes, in the one case mainly, in the other partially, derived from Roman jurisprudence. Medieval Europe
  • The occasion of this cession was probably some league of mutual defence against the Franks, which Cassiodorus could without dishonesty represent as a kind of vassalage of Burgundy to Ostrogothia. The Letters of Cassiodorus Being A Condensed Translation Of The Variae Epistolae Of Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator
  • Arriving in Italy (489) the Ostrogoths triumphed over Odovacar, but did not reduce Ravenna until 493. D. The Ostrogoths in Italy
  • In general Theodoric continued Odovacar's policy, substituting Ostrogoths for Odovacar's Germans, and assigning one-third of the Roman estates (as Odovacar had probably done) to his own people. D. The Ostrogoths in Italy
  • Witheric, the infant king, was saved by the diligence of Alatheus and Saphrax; two warriors of approved valor and fiedlity, who, by cautious marches, conducted the independent remains of the nation of the Ostrogoths towards the Danastus, or Niester; a considerable river, which now separates the Turkish dominions from the empire of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • After the fall of the Western Roman Empire the Franks and Ostrogoths kept up the tradition.
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