Sack of Rome, Day 3

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On this date in 410, Rome was experiencing its third day of siege by the Goths under the command of Alaric.

What made this event unique?

  1. Rome had not been attacked for 800 years. Not since the Gauls in 390 BC had Rome’s enemies reached the eternal city.

How were the enemies allowed to get inside?
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