The shepherd Viriathus unleashes a wave of resistance to save his people from destruction by the Roman Republic. Viriathus developed alliances with other Iberian groups, even far away from his usual theatres of war, inducing them to rebel against Rome. He led his army, supported by most of the Lusitanian and Vetton tribes as well as by other Celt-Iberian allies, to several victories over the Romans between 147 BCE and 139 BCE before being betrayed by them and murdered while sleeping. Theodor Mommsen said of him, "It seemed as if, in that thoroughly prosaic age, one of the Homeric heroes had reappeared." Mr. Cervantes will show a short film that will trace the history of Viriathus and his resistance against insurmountable odds.