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Barbarians is a tense new historical drama on Netflix and it should appeal to fans of The Revolution and Vikings The series follows a group of Germanic tribes as they try to stop the evolution of the Roman Empire Professor Peter Frankopan , a history expert, spoke exclusively to Expresscouk to explain what happened during the Battle of Teutoberg Forest

This exciting new series follows Arminius, the leader of a Germanic alliance with a Roman military background

In the series, his allegiance is torn between the Roman Empire that raised him and his own tribes that made him part of their family

Based on actual events, the series explains how the Romans were ruled by Publius Quinctilius Varus and how Arminius, with his military background, could be of use to the Germanic tribes

An official trailer has been released by Netflix and one of Arminius’ allies is heard saying: « You were born a barbarian But they must learn, there is only Rome »

We then see Arminius cut off the head of another barbarian, proving how his loyalty is torn between two sides

The Battle of Teutoburg Forest is also known as the Varian disaster and took place in 9 CE

During the battle, a group of Germanic tribes ambushed a group of Roman legions Arminius felt at odds to offer his support to both sides who had acquired Roman citizenship and received a Roman military education

Peter Frankopan, professor of world history at Worcester College, Oxford, explained how the battle was « one of the greatest military disasters in history » from a Roman perspective

He added: « To the victors, an alliance of Germanic peoples and tribes who often did not see each other in agreement, this was a stunning example of collaboration and the benefits of being underestimated by rivals

« The Roman army was a formidable machine: well trained, very experienced and ruthless It created an overwhelming sense of confidence

« Teutoburg’s troops were [led by] Varus, a brutal general who knew full well that his impeccable reputation had earned him friends and influence in Rome

« His chronic errors of judgment have taken enormous losses (possibly as many as 20,000 dead), and perhaps just as importantly, a blow to Rome’s reputation

« The humiliation led Augustus, the supreme ruler of Rome, to bang his head against a wall of anguish That the best of Rome could be ambushed and destroyed by ‘barbarians’ rocked Rome in the background: a huge force was then sent to take retaliation, but it was more symbolism of revenge than getting a lot

« Subsequently, the Germanic peoples were largely on their own – if the Teutoburg Forest episode taught any lesson, it was that there was not much to win in victory, but much to lose in defeat « 

In the trailer, the leader of one of the Germanic tribes says, « Reiks! Are we letting the Romans subjugate us or are we going to fight? »

While some members of the tribe want to join forces to fight the Romans, others only want peace and think fighting is the wrong approach

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Arminius is forced to choose a side as his allies warn him that barbarians never betray their people

The tribes are then faced with a seemingly impossible task of uniting to show the Romans that they will not be enslaved

Fans commented on the trailer expressing their excitement for the new series, with one saying, « I’m so excited for this I live near the Teutoburg Forest

« Thanks also to Netflix for creating a historical drama in which Romans speak Latin for once »

Another fan said: « For someone who loves history, especially the Roman Empire that sends a chill down my spine-spine spine I really hope season two is about Germanicus’ campaigns against Arminius »

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Thanks to Arminius’ knowledge of Roman combat tactics, he was able to lead the Romans into a trap causing catastrophic losses

Fans have high hopes for the show, with one saying on YouTube, « Well, that *** that actually looked like a show that could rival the Vikings in historical drama »

The bloodthirsty historical drama, which is in German, is made up of six episodes and was actually filmed in the beautiful setting of Hungary

Sabine de Mardt, president of the production company behind the series, told Variety: “We explore the very personal psychological conflicts of our main characters, only some of which will be resolved in the first season, leaving a lot of material for seasons. to come « 

With that in mind, fans can expect this series to end at a tense time, with the possibility of a second season to let the events of the battle unfold further.

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