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Enclosing all the Seven Hills of Rome, this line of city walls was built during the reigns of Emperor Aurelian and Emperor Probus from 271 to 275. It served as a deterrent against raiding clans of barbarians who liked to strike poorly defended suburbs and villages. In 545, during the Gothic War, Totila, King of the Ostrogoths, destroyed much of the walls in an attempt to reduce the Byzantines' ability to defend the city.

And that's what's wrong with Goths today: too much makeup, not enough village razing.

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