Compare this image depicting the defeat of Odoacer, the Visigothic chief, by Theodorus to the description of barbarians by Roman Senator and Historian Tacitus on p. 198 of the textbook. Referring to specific characteristics and symbols in the picture, explain key differences in the image of barbarian culture that the two sources present. Which version of their culture do you feel appears most frequently in our contemporary media? Why?
Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.