Barbarians: The Goths (2003)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Military & War, World History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Directed by Robert Gardner, Barbarians, Part 2: The Goths was original broadcast on The History Channel in January of 2004. The program is narrated by Clancy Brown. This part focuses on the Goths, a group of of degraded and starved slaves who revolt against the Roman Empire. Emperor Valens tries to suppress the revolution, but he ends up getting killed in the Battle of Adrianopole. The Goths and the Romans agree on a treaty, but it ends up sending thousands of Goths to their deaths in the front line of the Roman Army. Thirteen years later, Goth King Aleric tries another revolution with a march on the city of Rome. Aleric dies, but Rome is nearing its end.

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barbarian, battle [war], conquest, destruction, military, pillaging, re-enactment, Roman, strategy, terror, tribe, violence, weapons