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The Roman Empire in the First CenturyTV-GClosed Captioning

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Two thousand years ago, at the dawn of the first century, the ancient world was ruled by Rome. The Roman Empire struggled with problems that are surprisingly familiar: violent coups, assassination, overarching ambition, civil war, clashes between the classes as well as the sexes and questions of personal freedom versus government control. But from the chaos, the Roman Empire would emerge stronger and more dazzling than ever before. Soon, it would stretch from Britain across Europe to the shores of North Africa; from Spain across Greece and the Middle East to the borders of Asia. It would embrace hundreds of languages and religions and plow its many cultures into a rich soil from which Western civilization would grow. Rome would become the world's first and most enduring superpower. Through the experiences, memories and writings of the people who lived it, this series tells the story of that time -- the emperors and slaves, poets and plebeians, who wrested order from chaos, built the most cosmopolitan society the world had ever seen and shaped the Roman empire in the first century.

Customer Reviews

Incredible series

This is truly an incredible series to watch and learn about one of histories greatest empires. If you enjoy history, the characters that shaped it and the dynamics involved as the empire shifted under different rulers than you must watch this series.

Order from chaos

I watched this with my 11 year old daughter going by the rating. I was appalled to see the adult scenes that are shown in the form of paintings. The adults are shown basically having sex. I had to fast forward through the scenes. The content of the poetry narrated is not any better. I would not have bought this if you had rated this program appropriately. It should be rated "R" or NC-17. This is definitely material one has to watch first before it is watched as a family.

Pax Roma

This is a great series. Well researched, written and cut together. I wish they had made more than 4 episodes.

The Roman Empire in the First Century
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  • SD Version
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Released: Jul 18, 2001
  • CCin English

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