Corvinus85 Posted October 29, 2020 Share Posted October 29, 2020 4 hours ago, Alarich II said: I watched ep 1-5, so far at least in a historical sense, there are no major slips. They are overselling Tusnelda as some kind of Lagertha 2.0, but whatever. We know very little about the actual battle (except that it is very likely that it didn't happen in the Teutoburg Forest); I actually liked the dynamic between Arminius and Varus and the backstabbing and bickering between the tribes. I terms of actual historical impact, I think the ultimately unsuccesful campaigns of Germanicus had a much greater impact, his near defeat at the Pontes Longi and Idistaviso, his only very narrow victory at the Angrivarian wall and of course, his massive losses in the North Sea just made it too costly; the Romans just occupied the "good" parts east of the Rhine (Dekumatland), fortified it and waited for the Arminian coalition to self-destruct, which it promptly did after his death. I wonder if there's going to be a season two about Germanicu's campaigns (where, according to legend, Arminius met his pro-Roman brother and had a shouting match with him across the Weser river). I would say that the biggest historical inaccuracy prior to the battle is Spoiler the father-son relationship between Varus and Arminius, as there are no records of this, and it's unlikely the two even met before Arminius was posted on the Rhine. But it's not a big deal. For a 6 episode season, there wouldn't be enough time for a developing relationship between the two to make Varus's implicit trust of Arminius believable. I think they might do that with Germanicus if there is a season 2, and also something with the Marcomanni, based on how the season ended. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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