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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire is a 2006 BBC One docudrama series, with each episode looking at a different key turning points in the history of the Roman Empire.




Episode one: Caesar
This is the story of the most famous Roman of them all, how he risked everything to tear down the government he served and bring revolution to Rome.
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Episode Two: Nero
This is the story of what happened when the most powerful man on Earth lost his mind and brought the Empire to the brink of destruction.
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Episode three: Rebellion
In the spring of AD 66 Josephus Ben Matedinyahu witnessed one of the greatest rebellions in the history of the Roman Empire.
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Episode four: Revolution
In an age before Rome was ruled by emperors young Tiberius Gracchus had been brought up to respect his father’s principles of honour and justice, but in just 20 years he will die defending his father’s ideals, murdered by the aristocrats standing behind him, his crime; starting a revolution so powerful it changed Rome forever, setting on the path to its greatest triumphs and worst excesses.
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Episode five: Constantine
In the autumn of 312 AD Constantine’s army was camped 40 miles north of Rome. One of the two emperors in the west, Constantine was preparing for the decisive battle against his rival Maxentius. Travelling with Constantine were members of a growing new religion.
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Episode six: The Fall of Rome
At the start of the 5th century AD Rome was under siege, threatened by a vast army of Goths, forty-thousand of them were poised at the city’s gates. Rome was defenceless, even the remnants of its garrisons abandoned their posts. The events that brought Rome to the brink of disaster had their roots in a betrayal two years earlier.
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