Rome: Empire Without Limit

May 2019

S1 Ep4 - The Unconquerables

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Mary tackles the biggest puzzle of all: why, and how, did the Roman Empire fall? Ultimately, Mary asks whether the Roman Empire was transformed rather than destroyed, and indeed lives on in the world we still see all around us - in our institutions and infrastructure, in the aspirations, methodology and symbolism of many e...

S1 Ep3 - Imperium

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This third episode takes an in-depth look at the question of identity and citizenship within the Roman Empire: what it meant to be Roman, and how the different parts of the Empire reacted to Roman rule. In the beautifully preserved cities of Algeria, incomers and locals mixed to create flourishing communities with a distin...

S1 Ep2 - Pax Romana

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Mary explores the physical world of the Roman Empire and finds surprising parallels within the current world. She discovers a vast empire bound together by a common material culture and a globalised economy. Mary unpicks the threads of a huge commercial and cultural network, taking in the vital supply of olive oil to Rome ...
July 2016

S1 Ep1 - Conquerors

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Conquerors - Travelling from Spain to Iran, Egypt to Scotland, Tunisia to Greece, historian and classicist Mary Beard answers the big questions that have fascinated people for centuries: what caused the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Examining its creations, successes, failures and the legacy it left behind, this docum...