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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
Gavin Drea ...  Alaric 2 episodes, 2016
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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History Channel Documentary

Country:

USA

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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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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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Excellent Docudrama
18 November 2018 | by curtisdgomezSee all my reviews

I think the keyword here is docudrama. Is the series 100% accurate? No, it can't be, we weren't there and most of the history of the times came from the Romans themselves. That said, it had well acted and engrossing stories that made me do much additional reading on the significant characters. It was enlightening, fun and entertaining to boot. If I was a teacher and wanted to get young adults interested in Roman history, I would definitely use this as an introduction. I highly recommend.


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