Terry Jones' 'Barbarians'

Terry Jones' 'Barbarians'
Teatro romano de Mérida, Spain. Photo: Ángel M. Felicísimo

Perhaps it's because he was Welsh?

Terry Jones of Monty Python fame was scathing about the supposed civilization of the Romans. In Terry Jones' Barbarians, he and co-writer Alan Ereira wrote "We've all been sold a false history of Rome that has twisted our entire understanding of our own history – glorifying (and glossing over) a long era of ruthless imperial power, celebrating it for the benefit of Renaissance tyrants and more modern empires, and wildly distorting our view of the so-called 'Middle Ages' and all of the peoples whom Rome crushed and who were then blamed for its fall."

Well said.