The Iron Age looks at Rome for the first time in audiovisuals: fiction, cultural imaginary and historical reality in Barbarians and Britannia


  • Manuel Gago Mariño
  • Jesús García Sánchez



Video-on-demand, Roman Archeology, Iron Age archaeology, Identity, Representation


Two recent fiction series produced for video-on-demand (VOD) platforms show the conflict between the Roman Empire and indigenous peoples from the perspective of the latter for the first time. Thus, transforming the traditional Roman historical genre into a more diverse and multifocal space. But, in Barbarians and Britannia this new audiovisual optic manages the representation of this historical reality in completely opposite ways.


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How to Cite

Gago Mariño, M., & García Sánchez, J. (2021). The Iron Age looks at Rome for the first time in audiovisuals: fiction, cultural imaginary and historical reality in Barbarians and Britannia. Ex Novo: Journal of Archaeology, 6, 187–197.