Andrinople: Rome against the Barbarians


After receiving a delegation from the barbarian chiefs, Valentinian plunges into one of his habitual, violent rages. On this occasion his body gives up: suffering a brain hemorrhage, he collapses and dies during the night. His son, Gratian, replaces him as head of the Western Empire at the worst possible moment. The Goths, driven from their own lands by the Huns, cross the Empire’s frontiers.

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  • Genre: History
  • Length: 26 min
  • Director: Pierre Lergenmüller
  • Broadcaster: ARTE, TV5 Canada, Curiosity Stream