The last legion in the novel is a fictional twelfth legion legio xii draco not the ninth while the ninth is called the dragon legion as in the novel it was the hispanic legion legio ix hispana in real life. Directed by doug lefler with colin firth ben kingsley aishwarya rai bachchan peter mullan as the roman empire crumbles young romulus augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to britain to track down a legion of supporters. The last legion is an entertaining movie and there for the purposes of entertainment if youd like historical relevance i suggest you seek your information from a museum moderator instead of actor movie. Critics consensus with miscast leads and unoriginal uninspired dialogue the last legion pales in comparison to the recent cinematic epics it invokes. The last legion is a novel by the italian author valerio massimo manfredi it was first published in 2002 it was adapted into a film of the same name in 2007 plot of the novel in 476 the western roman empire is under attack by the barbarian armies under the heruli general odoacer
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