Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire

  • Premiered: Sep 2006
  • Episodes: 6
  • Followers: 23
  • Ended
  • BBC One
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  • Documentary Drama History


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Season 1
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Sep 21, 2006
Nero witnesses the Great Fire of Rome from his villa in Antium and hurries back to the capital to try to control the fire and save lives. Seneca tells him to "rule like the gods" and he .. show full overview
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Sep 28, 2006
At the close of the Gallic Wars, Gaius Julius Caesar finds his army encircled by a massive force of Gauls but wins a decisive victory with a brilliant counterattack at the Battle of .. show full overview
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Oct 05, 2006
Since the young Tiberius Gracchus assisted his famous father and namesakes funeral pile, he is destined for even greater fame. The final victory in Rome's 120 year long Punic wars .. show full overview
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Oct 12, 2006
In the spring of 66 AD, target-failure by the tax collectors in the province of Iudea makes the Roman garrison turn on them and even the Temple in Jerusalem- a bloody revolt then ousts .. show full overview
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Oct 19, 2006
Emperors Diocletian's 'Tetrarchy', a hierarchic system of four emperors, fails as they soon fight each-other. Autumn 321, co-emperor Constantines army prepares north of Rome to defeat .. show full overview
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Fall of Rome
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Oct 26, 2006
Under emperor Honorius Rome was still the nominal, eponymous capital, but his seat of government was the palace in Ravenna, an Adriatic port closer to the borders under constant threat .. show full overview

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