Channel: ANCIENT ROME
THE ROMAN LEGION: WORLD’S GREATEST KILLING MACHINE (ANCIENT ROME HISTORY DOCUMENTARY) It was the most impressive fighting machine ever assembled. Its prowess on the battlefields of the ancient world was unmatched, and its power could challenge even that of the emperor. From its humble beginnings as a band of part-time soldiers to its ultimate evolution as the most feared, disciplined and accomplished fighting force the world had ever seen, this is the definitive story of the Roman Legion. Military experts revisit its epic campaigns, such as the hundred-year struggle to win Carthage, and reveal the incredible tactics and weaponry it developed and employed. Leading historians tell of the legions’ awesome influence in Roman politics, laying the empire at the feet of Caesar, yet snatching it away from the demented Caligula. Finally, trace the inevitable decline of the force that had bent most of the known world to its will. Itís the ultimate examination of the legendary ROMAN LEGIONS.
Published: August 13, 2014 11:02 pm
Channel: Game of Throne
Ancient history is the aggregate of past events from the beginning of recorded human history and extending as far as the Early Middle Ages or the Postclassical Era. The span of recorded history is roughly 5,000 years, beginning with Sumerian Cuneiform script, the oldest discovered form of coherent writing from the protoliterate period around the 30th century BC. The Etruscans: LOST ANCIENT CIVILIZATION.
Channel: ANCIENT ROME
Description: Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire – Episode 1: The First Barbarian War (Documentary)
The Roman Empire was the largest and most powerful in history, but how did ancient Rome achieve its greatness? And why did it eventually collapse? In this epic series, we explore these questions, following the most dramatic Roman characters as they lead an empire slowly sliding to its own destruction and the Barbarian leaders who brought about that destruction. We vividly recreate the living environment of the time: teeming Roman streets, struggling armies, gladiators, Roman excesses and debauchery, the camps and villages of the barbarians, and the deeply human struggle of outsiders to conquer and Romans to survive.
Episode 1: The First Barbarian War. It is 113 BC Rome is a Republic, a small empire that clings to the rim of the Mediterranean. Though a democracy in name and spirit, a man must be rich and from the noble class to hold the highest offices, both political and military. The system has worked well for three centuries. But now a barbarian horde known as the Cimbri smashes through the northern imperial border. One humiliating defeat follows another, with losses of hundreds of thousands of Roman legionaries. Terror grips Rome and drives her into the arms of General Marius. Though he is a commoner, he has a brilliant military mind. To defeat the Cimbri, Marius will transform the Roman army and shake the Republic’s political foundations to the core. It is a turning point for the Republic. Faced with the savage Cimbri, Rome must decide between dictatorship or annihilation
Published: August 14, 2014 2:40 am
Channel: ajvaughan3 Documentary Films
Able to inspire wonder and awe in all who gazed upon them, The Seven Wonders of Ancient Rome – the Pantheon, the Aqueducts of Rome, the Via Appia, the Baths of Caracalla, Trajan’s Markets, Circus Maximus and the Colosseum – were the works of great men who translated fantastic visions into the epitome of human achievement. These visionaries included ambitious Emperors like Hadrian and engineers with revolutionary ideas such as Apollodorus. By the second century AD, Rome had become the ‘caput mundi’ – the head of the world. Architectural marvels with a clear civic purpose such as roads and aqueducts stood alongside constructions of great beauty and immense luxury. They transformed Rome into one of the greatest cities of classic antiquity and the Roman Empire into a vast monument to the genius of its architects. We recreate Rome’s ancient streets, fly over its aqueducts and walk beneath the shadow of her impressive arches. By investigating the minds of the emperors, architects and engineers behind them, we reveal the mysteries of constructions that changed the world. Discovery Channel 2004
Published: April 2, 2017 8:05 pm
Channel: ANCIENT ROME
Description: Rome In The 1st Century – Episode 1: Order From Chaos (ANCIENT HISTORY DOCUMENTARY)
Millions of people played important parts in the remarkable history of Rome in the first century AD. Head and shoulders above everyone else stands Augustus. Born to an unremarkable family, Augustus got a lucky break when his great-uncle, Julius Caesar, adopted him. When Caesar was murdered shortly afterwards, Augustus threw himself into the murderous mix of Roman politics. Allying himself with Mark Antony, they killed their enemies and divided the empire between them. Augustus took Rome and Antony took Egypt, where he met Cleopatra. This made him a threat. Augustus was not prepared to take any chances and attacked first. His army destroyed most of the Egyptian fleet and Antony and Cleopatra killed themselves shortly afterwards. Returning home, Augustus was a hero and soon became Rome’s first emperor. Abroad, he expanded the empire enormously, while domestically he played the politics carefully, using popular acclaim to reinforce his power. Augustus was a complex man: brutal but compassionate, and austere but popular. In public, he was a religious and moral conservative, projecting himself as a pious man. In private, his daughter, Julia, was having a string of affairs. Above all, though, Augustus was determined. When Julia’s behavior became a scandal, he banished her from Rome for life. Shortly afterwards, the famous poet Ovid published some indecent poetry: he, too, was banished for life. Against all odds, Augustus ruled as Emperor for over 40 years, surviving plots, rebellions and mutinies. When he died, he was declared to be a god. His rule created the image of Imperial Rome that lasts to this day. He was the Emperor by which his heirs would be judged.
Published: August 7, 2014 11:15 pm
Channel: BBC Studios
Description: Cornelia challenges her son’s motives for seeking re-election while the senators meet. As huge crowds assemble and tensions mount the senators flush out onto the streets having decreed the elections to be illegal. A violent and bloody confronation with Tiberius and his many supporters is to see the final moments of one of Rome’s bravest soldiers and most unlikely revolutionaries.
Published: June 15, 2010 9:34 am