Yeah, I had some reservations in general about the program, but these two elements in particular stuck in my craw. Having read a bit about the 3rd and 4th century issues between the Romans and the Goths, the depictions by this program really sounded overhyped.
Now that you mention this, I swear that some of the 'historical clips' they showed came from other History Channel presentations. I know I've seen some of these actors and sets before!
I've always viewed,at best, the History channel and History International as introductory level programing . It is so rare that anything dealing with ancient and early medieval history is almost a treat. They bring some very knowledgable people on the programs,but the inaccuracies are inexcusable. I usuaully just ignore these programs.