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At the end of the second century AD, a Roman soldier crossed the river Danube and left the civilized world behind him. Trained to obey he never questioned to order to march into the unknown. In the war to come victory would depend on such unflinching discipline. It was the greatest weapon of the greatest army that the world had ever seen.
Ancient Warriors – The Series
There have been countless warring civilizations thought history, from the Aztecs to the Samurai, Vikings, Ninjas, Huns and more. First shown on The Discovery Channel, this series traces the rise of major fighting cultures by exploring the motivations of ancient soldiers and their leaders. Viewers learn of the visions these warriors sought to impose on the world, and how they lived, fought, trained, and finally died.
Running time: 24 mins
Originally broadcast on Discovery Channel