Attila
Movie Quote Quiz

Placidia: Actius, you told me that if Attila attacked the West it would be on your head. Do you begin to feel the weight?

Flavius Aetius: Let's make a bargain here and now, a treaty of peace between your people and mine.
Attila the Hun: I think that's the first sign of weakness I've seen you show.

Flavius Aetius: There is only one fathomable reason why you are here. You need me.
Placidia: Why would I need you?
Flavius Aetius: If I had to guess, I say that the Hunss are on the move again and you and the rest of Rome are pretified with fear.
Placidia: There are rumors of a new warlord amongst the southern tribes. Attila, do you know him?
Flavius Aetius: No, but I know King Rua. And that is what matters.

Ildico: You do you marry, me or N'Kara?

Honoria: I say that if a woman can only have power through a man, then let it be with the most powerful man she can find.

Attila the Hun: Trickery and deceit. That is the way of the Romans, not of the Huns.
Flavius Aetius: Yes, but which way rules the world?

Flavius Aetius: There is only one fathomable reason why you are here, you need me.
Placidia: Why would I need you?
Flavius Aetius: If I had to guess, I say that the Huns are on the move again and you and the rest of Rome are pretified with fear.
Placidia: There are rumors of a new warlord amongst the southern tribes. Attila, do you know him?
Flavius Aetius: No, but I know King Rua. And that is what matters.

Attila the Hun: You Romans play with kings and nations as a child plays with toys.
Flavius Aetius: I go back to Rome soon. Come with me, and learn how the world is ruled. Find out if Rome really does play with nations as though they were toys. There is no-one like you in Rome, and no-one like me here. You and I can do great things together.
Attila the Hun: If we don't kill each other first.

Bleda: Rua died without issue. I am the elder son of his brother, and so am rightfully king.
Attila the Hun: To what purpose? To fight in the service of Rome or some other nation?
Bleda: We will live as Huns have always lived. What else should we do?
Attila the Hun: We should rule the world.

Ildico: Who do you marry, me or N'Kara?

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Factual error: Aetius' troops don't look anything like 5th century Roman soldiers. They are carrying a large rectangular shield, a pilum (a spear which was used for throwing) and a sword (gladius) on their right. This was typical for the Roman army until about the 3rd century A.D. In Aetius' time, the soldiers would have had smaller oval shields, a hasta (a lance used for stabbing and for fending off cavalry attacks) and a sword (spatha) on their left. Also, there would be an enormous amount of "barbarian" mercenaries in the Roman army (Goths, Vandals, even Huns.), so it was hardly a Roman army anymore. And where's Aetius' cavalry?

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Trivia: In the movie, a soldier called Petronius unsuccessfully tries to murder the emperor Valentinian. The name "Petronius" was probably chosen because in reality the emperor was eventually killed by a senator called Petronius.

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