Rome: Empire Without Limit

2016
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S1 Ep4 - The Unconquerables

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The Unconquerables - 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 empires since. (Part 4 of 4) (From the UK) (Documentary Series) PG CC
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S1 Ep3 - Imperium

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Imperium - 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 distinct frontier identity. She follows the trail of an African Roman. (Part 3 of 4) (From the UK) (Documentary Series) PG CC
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S1 Ep2 - Pax Romana

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Pax Romana - 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 and her armies, the slave trade, and the all-important silver mines of Spain. (Part 2 of 4) (From the UK) (Documentary Series) PG CC
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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 documentary looks at the ancient and modern, the big battles and the stories of whose who made it work, many of whom have left their own imprints alongside the Pompeys and Caesars,...
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