Docudrama by History Channel. Tales of Barbarians that confronted Rome through the ages.
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 Narrator (4 episodes, 2016)
Richard Riddell ...
 Flavus (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Marcus (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Queen Boudica (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Arminius (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Varus (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Reburrus (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Igulomerus (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Augustus (2 episodes, 2016)
Stefan Popov ...
 Fulco (2 episodes, 2016)
Georgi Zlatarev ...
 Segestes (2 episodes, 2016)
Daniela Marinova ...
 Thusnelda (2 episodes, 2016)
Dimo Alexiev ...
 Emsger (2 episodes, 2016)
Dimitar Banenkin ...
 Knimund (2 episodes, 2016)
Victor Bitiusca ...
 Idlefons (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Stilicho (2 episodes, 2016)
Leart Dokle ...
 Stilicho (2 episodes, 2016)
Gavin Drea ...
 Alaric (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Young Alaric (2 episodes, 2016)
Antoaneta Peeva ...
 Young Avina (2 episodes, 2016)
Alun Raglan ...
 Crixus (2 episodes, 2016)
Marty Rea ...
 Lupicinius (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Unwen (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Fritigern (2 episodes, 2016)
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As the Roman Empire expands, it encounters local populations that it considers 'barbarians', who fight back, effectively and savagely, dealing Rome one blow after another. Hannibal, Viriathus, Armenius, Spartacus and more strike back against Rome, some from without and some from within. See their struggles, their motivations, and the outcomes as these indigenous people's fight for survival, revenge and justice. Written by Chester Collins

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6 June 2016 (USA)  »

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A Rebelião dos Bárbaros  »

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This documentary-drama contains 5 actors and actresses from the hit series Game of Thrones (2011). This includes Clive Russell who portrayed Blackfish, Ian Beattie who portrayed Meryn Trant, Ian McElhinney who portrayed Barristan Selmy, Kerry Ingram who portrayed Shireen Baratheon and Murray McArthur who portrayed Dim Dalba. See more »

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Disappointing
1 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

They got some facts wrong and omitted some others that are really crucial.

Contrary to what a commentator claims, Roman armies were essentially militia instead of professionals until the Marian reforms of 107 BC.

It was unlikely that Hannibal was Afro-looking. Carthago was itself a colony established by the Phoenicians and Hannibal was supposedly descended from Phoenician nobels. He most likely looked like an Arab rather than an African.

The Scipio who fought Hannibal later in Carthago was actually the son of the Scipio who went to Hispania but failed to intercept Hannibal. In the show it was as if these two had been the same guy.

The most important Roman figure during the war against Hannibal was Fabius Maximus. Yet he was not even mentioned once in the whole episode.

Hannibal eventually killed himself because his patron at that time was being forced by Rome to deliver him. In the show it was as if he simply had got tired of life.

The only positive thing is that they usually pronounced Scipio's name in the Latin way, i.e. Skipio instead of Sipio.


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