Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire

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Original run: 21 Sep 2006 – 26 Oct 2006

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Drama, History

Network: BBC one UK

Watched by: 447 of 672 810 0.07%

Total running time: 5 hours 30 minutes

Episode duration: 55 minutes

IMDB rating: 8 of 10 1 649 rating: 7.633 of 10 915

MyShows rating: 4.02 of 5 164


This dramatised documentary series tells the story of the rise and fall of Ancient Rome through the six key turning points. Factually accurate and based on extensive historical research, it reveals how the greed, lust and ambition of men like Caesar, Nero and Constantine shaped the Roman Empire. It describes how Rome destroyed Carthage, was conquered by Caesar, how it suppressed the Jewish revolt, and converted to Christianity. CGI is mixed with compelling drama and spectacular live-action battles to tell the definitive television story of how the Empire was formed, how it achieved maximum power, and why it eventually failed.

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