Ancient Rome – The Rise and Fall of an Empire (BBC – Complete)

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Release Notes --------------------- 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

Episode 1: Caesar

This programme focuses on the most famous Roman of all - Caesar. Charming,
savage, power-crazed, opportunistic and brilliant, he overthrew a 500-year-old
Republic and began the age of the emperors.

Episode 2: Nero

This programme focuses on Nero, charting his obsession with becoming a god, how
his plans to turn Rome into a glorious city bankrupted the Empire, how he
married his slaveboy and killed his beloved wife in a frenzy, and how he was
finally overthrown.

Episode 3: Rebellion

This episode tells the story of the Jewish Revolt, which swept through Judea in
AD 66 and threatened to destabilise the whole empire. Rome turned to the
disgraced General Vespasian and his son Titus to put it down. Filled with
spectacular sieges and huge set-piece action, the film pits the discipline and
ingenuity of the Roman army against the passion and commitment of the rebels.

Episode 4: Revolution

Rome was once a largely democratic society, with regular elections. This
Republic lasted for 500 years, but then came Tiberius Gracchus. He believed in
the ideals of the Republic - fairness, decency and justice for everyone -but was
appalled by Rome's aristocrats' treatment of the poor. So he unleashed the power
of the mob upon the streets of Rome, with devastating consequences.

Episode 5: Constantine

This episode tells the story of how the Emperor Constantine brought Christianity
to the western world. In AD 312, Rome was in crisis. The empire had been divided
into four parts, each with its own emperor who fought one another. Constantine
intervened and united Rome, using military might and a new religion -

Episode 6: The Fall of Rome

In AD 410, the Goth hordes sacked the city. This event symbolised Rome's
collapse. Within 70 years, the western empire - what we think of as Ancient Rome
- was abandoned. But it should never have happened at all.

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Video Bitrate: ~ 1575 KB/s
Resolution: 672 x 368 Aspect Ratio: 1.82:1 Framerate: 25 FPS Quality Factor: ~ 0.26 B/px Audio Bitrate: 192 KB/s (CBR) Audio Codec: FAST Multimedia AG DVM (Dolby AC3) Channels: 2 @ Sampling Rate: 48 kHz Length per Ep: ~ 00:58:30 File Size per Ep: ~ 1.6 gb Subs: only Romanian.

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