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Barbarians Rising 

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.
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Series cast summary:
Michael Ealy ...  Narrator 4 episodes, 2016
Barry Strauss Barry Strauss ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2016
Richard Riddell ...  Flavus 3 episodes, 2016
Julian Kostov ...  Marcus 2 episodes, 2016
Kirsty Mitchell ...  Queen Boudica 2 episodes, 2016
Tom Hopper ...  Arminius 2 episodes, 2016
Ian Beattie ...  Varus 2 episodes, 2016
Josh Bolt ...  Reburrus 2 episodes, 2016
Fintan McKeown ...  Igulomerus 2 episodes, 2016
Steven Berkoff ...  Augustus 2 episodes, 2016
Stefan Popov Stefan Popov ...  Fulco 2 episodes, 2016
Georgi Zlatarev Georgi Zlatarev ...  Segestes 2 episodes, 2016
Daniela Marinova Daniela Marinova ...  Thusnelda 2 episodes, 2016
Dimo Alexiev Dimo Alexiev ...  Emsger 2 episodes, 2016
Dimitar Banenkin Dimitar Banenkin ...  Knimund 2 episodes, 2016
Victor Bitiusca Victor Bitiusca ...  Idlefons 2 episodes, 2016
Leart Dokle Leart Dokle ...  Stilicho 2 episodes, 2016
Leart Dokle Leart Dokle ...  Stilicho 2 episodes, 2016
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Louis Hynes ...  Young Alaric 2 episodes, 2016
Antoaneta Peeva Antoaneta Peeva ...  Young Avina 2 episodes, 2016
Alun Raglan Alun Raglan ...  Crixus 2 episodes, 2016
Marty Rea Marty Rea ...  Lupicinius 2 episodes, 2016
George Remes ...  Unwen 2 episodes, 2016
Steven Waddington ...  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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Rome didn't fall in a day.


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Official Sites:

History Channel Documentary

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rebelião dos Bárbaros See more »

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UK See more »

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October Films See more »
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Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 2.0)

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Color

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Kirsty Mitchell's portrayal of "Queen Boudica" was the highest rated episode of the Barbarians Rising (2016) limited series event, which was broadcast in over 185 territories around the world though the summer and into the fall of 2016. See more »

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5 September 2016 | by aloidiSee all my reviews

I was very excited when I saw that this series was being aired. The idea of a well written and well acted look at the enemies of Rome, through their own eyes is a very attractive one. Yet. I have only been able to watch the first part of the first program which is about the great general Hannibal Barca. This is a man I know a lot about having read extensively about him. The program is not interested in realism but in selling a story. First they make Hannibal black. There is no mention in any of the extensive Roman histories describing Hannibal as black. Still, I imagine it conforms to a certain type of historical wishful thinking. Underlined by the fact that they have Jesse Jackson commenting on the program. What does Jesse Jackson know about it? So much for experts... They keep calling Hannibal's troops 'Barbarians', why? I doubt even the Romans would have called them barbarians. The Carthaginians were a sophisticated empire that competed with Rome in many ways not just militarily. Hannibal was one of the great, great generals of all time, yet the program skips over many of his greatest battles with barely a mention. I stopped watching.


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