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|The Germans in Roman times.||Germans|
The Germans were an enormous group of tribes and peoples, living East of the Rhine;
most of them moved into the Roman empire.|
Some of them have their own entry: Batavii and Frisians, Burgundians, Franks, Frisians, Goths which divide in Visigoths and Ostrogoths, Langobardi, Sueves, Vandals. This page deals with Germans as a whole and with tribes that did not cross the Rhine.
In 55 BC Caesar crossed the Rhine to punish some tribes that had helped the Gauls.
In 9 Varus was defeated by a German army lead by Arminius
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