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Meet the Romans with Mary Beard episode 1 – All Roads Lead to Rome

Meet the Romans with Mary Beard episode 1 - All Roads Lead to Rome: Historical series looking at the Roman empire from the bottom up. Professor Mary Beard traces the story of several ordinary yet remarkable Roman citizens.     We still live in the shadow of ancient Rome - a city at the heart of a vast empire that stretched from Scotland to Afghanistan, dominating the West for over 700 years. Professor Mary Beard puts aside the stories of…

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Mary Beard’s Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit episode 4

Mary Beard's Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit episode 4: In the fourth and final episode, Mary tackles the biggest puzzle of all: why, and how, did the Roman Empire fall? Surveying the massive walls and fortifications of Britain and Germany, she discovers an empire under pressure, struggling to control its borders.     Mary seeks to redefine our understanding of the so-called 'Barbarian Invasions', but also shows that the Roman Empire was facing even greater challenges from within. Maverick emperors…

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Mary Beard’s Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit episode 3

Mary Beard's Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit episode 3: In the third episode Mary takes an in-depth look at the question of identity and citizenship within the Roman Empire. What did it mean to be, or to become, Roman, and how did the very different parts of the empire react to Roman rule?     In the beautifully preserved cities of Algeria, incomers and locals mixed to create flourishing communities with a distinct 'more Roman than Rome' frontier identity. Mary…

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Mary Beard’s Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit episode 2

Mary Beard's Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit episode 2: In the second episode, Mary Beard explores the physical world of the Roman Empire, and finds surprising parallels with our own world.     Setting out in the footsteps of the emperor Hadrian, she discovers a vast empire bound together by a common material culture, and a globalised economy of such scale that evidence of its side-effects can still be seen today, thousands of miles away from Rome. Mary unpicks the…

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Mary Beard’s Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit episode 1

Mary Beard's Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit episode 1: How could a mediocre city in central Italy come to dominate such a huge area? What held the empire together and tore it apart? Mary Beard takes in the history and archaeology of the ancient world.     In this first episode, Mary Beard reaches back to the myths and legends of the origins of Rome to gain an insight into the deep-rooted psyche of the people of Rome - a…

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