Rome - Power & Glory
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This six-volume collection is the most complete and revealing video hitory of Rome ever produced. Detailed reenactments of ancient customs and conflicts, period art, original writings, and insights from scholars all paint a compelling and brutal portrait of life under this mighty empire.
Rome: Power & Glory is a six-volume comprehensive introduction to the rise, rule, and fall of the Roman Empire. The series covers the political, military, and social history of the empire from its miraculous engineering feats to the exorbitant taxation that contributed to its downfall. Learn about ancient sporting events and Roman opinions on sex, fashions, slavery, and taxes. The series covers many of Rome's most famous, and in many cases infamous, figures, including Julius Caesar, Augustus, Nero, and Caligula. One of the series' main strengths is its coverage of all levels of Roman society, depicting the diverse strata of Roman civilization in all respects: economic, religious, geographic, and such. While providing a good general overview, Rome does not have time to make a detailed study of any one topic. The other disadvantage is a reliance on old gladiator movie footage that detracts from the seriousness of the topic. All in all, this is an excellent visual introduction to the history of the Roman Empire. --Tara Chace
- Contains Six Programs: The Rise, Legion of Conquest, The Seduction of Power, Grasp of Empire, The Cult of Order & The Fall
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Top Customer Reviews
Watch the series, then buy a couple books. Absorb everything.
Also Peter Coyote narrates Rome - Power & Glory! No relevant or significant televised historical documentary series is truly complete without him.
It gets to the point, starts at the beginning and ends at the end of Roman history, always stays entertaining, and of course is heavily educational. Extremely recommended buy for anyone interested in Roman history or general fans of documentaries.