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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire episode 6

Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire episode 6: How did a weak emperor turn on his allies and bring about the collapse of the empire? In AD 410, the Goth hordes sacked the city. This event symbolised Rome's collapse, but it should never have happened at all.       Dramatic reconstructions and computer graphics tell the story of ancient Rome. Turning points in ancient Roman history and some of the Empire's greatest stories are brought to…

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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire episode 5

Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire episode 5: Retelling the story of how Emperor Constantine brought Christianity to the western world. In AD 312, Rome was in crisis. The empire had been divided into four parts, each with its own emperor who fought one another. Constantine intervened and united Rome, using military might and a new religion - Christianity.       Dramatic reconstructions and computer graphics tell the story of ancient Rome. Turning points in ancient Roman…

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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire episode 4

Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire episode 4: The Roman Republic survived for half a millennium, but when Tiberius Gracchus arrived on the scene, he unleashed the mob. Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus (c. 163 BC–133 BC) was a Roman politician best known for his agrarian reform law entailing the transfer of land from the Roman state and wealthy landowners to poorer citizens. He had also served in the Roman army, fighting in the Third Punic War and in…

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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire episode 3

Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire episode 3: The Jewish Revolt, which swept through Judea in AD 66, was the biggest rebellion by a province in Roman history. For a while it threatened to destabilize the whole empire. Who was behind this rebellion and what happened?       Dramatic reconstructions and computer graphics tell the story of ancient Rome. Turning points in ancient Roman history and some of the Empire's greatest stories are brought to life…

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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire episode 2

Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire episode 2: This programme focuses on Nero, charting his obsession with becoming a god, how his plans to turn Rome into a glorious city bankrupted the Empire, how he married his slaveboy and killed his beloved wife in a frenzy, and how he was finally overthrown.       Dramatic reconstructions and computer graphics tell the story of ancient Rome. Turning points in ancient Roman history and some of the Empire's…

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