Carefully uncovered from molten rock and ashes, Pompeii is one of the world's most well-preserved archaeological sites. Follow in the footsteps of the team continuing their quest to unearth the treasures of Pompeii.
The Roman city of Ostia was once a vital harbor town. Today, Ostia is covered in sand. Examine the reasons for its demise and explore recent excavations, which unearthed well-preserved ruins that rival those of Pompeii.
It is 113 BC. The Cimbri smash through the northern imperial border to threaten Rome. Gripped by terror, Rome turns to General Marius, who will transform the Roman army and shake the Republic's political foundations to the core.
Julius Caesar, desperate for fame and honor, embarks on a brutal decade-long campaign to annex Gaul and build his own reputation. His aristocratic rivals try to stop him, but he is an expert manipulator.
Crassus, in need of military laurels to raise him to the level of Pompey and Caesar, chooses Parthia as his target. The Roman force is wiped out in the desert.
15. The Soldier's Emperor
November 24, 2008
Near the end of the 3rd century, civil war has torn the empire apart and left its borders vulnerable to barbarian invasion. Romans living on the eastern and western frontiers, far from Rome, are left to defend themselves.
By the end of the 4th century, Romans and barbarians live together uneasily, a situation that often explodes into violence. When Emperor Theodosius enlists the Goths as mercenaries, he relies on his trusted general to lead.
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Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2017
Pretty good documentary - I read what I would have wrote in one of the other reviews so will not put same thing. It's not 5-star good but I had to offset the other idiots 1-star review about the resolution.....
Good documentary, not lecture like. Avery good way to learn about Rome's emperors mainly, I have watched it three times. The resolution did not matter to me, what matters really is that it doesn't bore you, by telling it like a movie...
WHAT IS GOING ON AMAZON? I give the actual series a FOUR but Amazon a ZERO. Amazon has butchered this series with errors. AMAZON has the episodes all mixed up on this series and they also have episodes that do not belong in this series. i GUESS YOU CAN CALL THEM BONUS EPISODES. WATCHING IT IN ORDER WILL MAKE MORE SENSE. Then just watch the extra ones after, if you want.
The series actual name is: "Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire." in this order with 13 episodes. 1. The First Barbarian War - 21 July 2008 2. Spartacus - 28 July 2008 3. Julius Caesar - 4 Aug 2008 4. The Forest of Death - 11 Aug 2008 5. The Invasion of Britain - 18 Aug 2008 6. The Dacian Wars - 25 Aug 2008 7. Rebellion and Betrayal 1 Sep 2008 8. Wrath of the Gods 8 Sep 2008 9. The Soldiers' Emperor 15 Sep 2008 10. Constantine 22 Sep 2008 11.The Barbarian General 29 Sep 2008 12.The Puppet Master 6 Oct 2008 13.The Last Emperor 13 Oct 2008
There are 22 episodes listed for this series according to Amazon ... They have 2 episodes that are both listed as episode 6 and also have 2 episodes that are both listed as episode 15, so it ONLY APPEARS to be 20.
These are the episodes listed that do not belong in the series: Caligula: 1400 Days of Terror Roman Vice Pompeii Secrets Revealed Gladiators: Blood Sport Pompeii: Buried Alive Rome's Hidden Empire - listed as the first in 2 ep 6's Rome's Lost Harbor Crassus: Rich Man, Poor Man - this is listed as one of the ep 15's but you can't watch it. Weapons Of The Gladiators
Great Documentary series especially episode 1 on Caligula. Amanda Ruggeri is absolutely fantastic in episode 1 of this documentary series along w/ Katie Parla, Dr. Darius Arya & all other historians in entire series on Ancient Rome. Amanda Ruggeri is 5 star eye candy!