Rome. The greatest empire the world has ever known. This docudrama tells the story of Rome through the eyes of the empire's many adversaries who battled to see its destruction.
Reviews
Popularity
2,635 ( 50)

Watch Now

on Prime Video

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2016  
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A thirteen hour series which focuses on the Germanic, Britannic and other barbarian tribal wars with Rome which ultimately led to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. This series is ... See full summary »

Stars: Leif Anders, Paul Bicknell, Andre de Nesnera
Battles BC (TV Series 2009)
Documentary | Action | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Bryan McGowan, Cazzey Louis Cereghino, Brad C. Wilcox
Clash of the Gods (TV Series 2009)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Covers many of the ancient Greek and Norse Gods, monsters and heroes including Hades, Hercules, Medusa, Minotaur, Odysseus and Zeus.

Stars: Stan Bernard, Tate Steinsiek, Greg Ford
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A doc-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero.

Stars: Lyall B. Watson, James D'Arcy, Sean Pertwee
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...  Narrator 4 episodes, 2016
...  Flavus 3 episodes, 2016
...  Marcus 2 episodes, 2016
...  Queen Boudica 2 episodes, 2016
...  Arminius 2 episodes, 2016
...  Varus 2 episodes, 2016
...  Reburrus 2 episodes, 2016
...  Igulomerus 2 episodes, 2016
...  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
Leart Dokle ...  Stilicho 2 episodes, 2016
Leart Dokle ...  Stilicho 2 episodes, 2016
Gavin Drea ...  Alaric 2 episodes, 2016
...  Young Alaric 2 episodes, 2016
Antoaneta Peeva ...  Young Avina 2 episodes, 2016
Alun Raglan ...  Crixus 2 episodes, 2016
Marty Rea ...  Lupicinius 2 episodes, 2016
...  Unwen 2 episodes, 2016
...  Fritigern 2 episodes, 2016
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Rome didn't fall in a day.


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

History Channel Documentary

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 June 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Rebelião dos Bárbaros  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Dolby Digital 2.0)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The series also omits another great barbarian rebel, Caractacus, a British Chieftain of Catuvellauni tribe who resisted the Romans for almost a decade. Using a mixture of guerrilla tactics, set piece battles and pitched battles he managed several victories against the Romans until he was captured by Rome after being betrayed by Queen Cartimandua, of the Brigantes for a hefty reward. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not good
4 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

I was very excited when I heard about this series,as there isn't much out there on Roman history. I enjoyed the 2 other documentaries on the rise and fall of the roman empire. I a big fan of the show Rome and spartacus,though they are not historically accurate ,but are TV series. A documentary should do its best to create an enjoyable story and be historically accurate.

Barbarians rising did none of these. I totally agree with the above reviews on Hannibal. Scipios son not being mentioned is a huge blunder Heck how hard would it have been to give him his eye patch, from losing his eye in battle.

I did enjoy the the second story on Veriatus. Perhaps because I don't know much about his story. Spartacus,they butchered as bad as they did Hannibals story. They had him winning at Vesuvius and one other small battle. He fought several battles and won. Spartacus was tricked by some pirates who were suppose to bring him across the waters to Sicily. There's nothing in history that says Marcus Crassus paid the pirates off,as they said in this episode. It didn't say how Spartacus had to battle uphill in their last attempt to escape the tip and defeat Crassus. Not a mention of right in the battle he killed his own horse,to rally his men


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed