The clothes the Romans are wearing are not consistent with the time period. By the mid 5th century A.D., the Romans were beginning to wear dull and coarse clothing. The clothes the Romans are depicted wearing throughout the miniseries are typical of the early Empire (29 B.C. to 196 A.D.). See more...
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|Original entry||Several things are wrong in the scenes concerning the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains. What happens in the movie is this: Attila besieges and takes Orleans. Then he moves further south and Aetius retreats. Some time after that, Orestes tells Attila that 'Aetius has stopped retreating' and that the battle will take place near a place called Chalons. All wrong. What happened in reality was this: Attila never took Orleans and probably didn't even assault it. The Huns and their allies were moving way too slow, carrying all sorts of heavy siege equipment with them which bogged them down. When Aetius & the Romans and a large Visigothic army moved towards Orleans, Attila turned back. So it was he who was retreating, not Aetius. The battle never took place near Chalons. The Catalaunian Plains (near Troyes) are 50 miles to the south of Chalons (and not to the south of Orleans as Orestes has it).|