Warlords of History

Episode 6 - Viriathus - Part 1/2 (The Lusitanian Resistance against the Roman Republic)

December 18, 2020

In this episode, we get introduced to the incredible story of Viriathus (Viriato). A lowly barbarian shepherd who, in 147 BCE, appears virtually out of nowhere to lead the Lusitanian tribe in a fierce resistance of the Roman Republic conquests in Hispania (modern day Portugal and Spain). As the tyrannical Roman governors go about squeezing every ounce of wealth out of their lands and people, Viriathus's arrival provides a key reversal in fortune, employing imaginative tactics to achieve spectacular results against Rome's mighty Legions.

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