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(Sep 25, 2007)
One of the most powerful civilizations in history, the Roman Empire roled the world for more than five centuries. Although renowned for its military prowess, Rome s real power stemmed from its unprecedented mastery of urban planning and engineering.
Hosted by Peter Weller, ROME: ENGINEERING AN EMPIRE chronicles Rome s spectacular structural history from the rise of Julius Caesar in 55 BC to the Empire s eventual collapse in c. 537 AD. Each of Rome s legendary rulers left their mark on the city--some stately, some sordid--and their collective ambition caused a surge of innovation and ingenuity that led to Rome s glorious ascendance. Examine the planning and construction of the city s greatest masterpieces, including the awe-inspiring Colosseum and its mysterious subterranean aqueducts, and piece together Rome s magnificent past through its architectural triumphs.
Abundant in exclusive location footage and cutting-edge CGI graphics, the multiple Emmy Award-winning ROME: ENGINEERING AN EMPIRE breathes new life into the incredible history and majesty of the epic Roman Empire.
DVD Features: Behind the Scenes Featurette History in the Making: Rome: Engineering an Empire
excellent presentation discussing history and architecture of ancient Rome.Published 3 months ago by Goodgolly
Enjoyed the video. It helped my students understand the great things that Rome left behind and helped bridge our Rome unit into our Feudalism unit.Published 18 months ago by Sara Schlotter
Saw this on television and purchased it after traveling to Rome. Wish I would have had it before. It was thorough and comprehensive. Read morePublished 22 months ago by DR
This was nothing but a disappointment. I watched it with my kid because I thought it would be educational. Read morePublished on October 27, 2010 by ThingiReviews