A dramatic television series created by John Milius, William J.
MacDonald and Bruno Heller. Two seasons and a total of 22 episodes. All the episodes are approximately
50 minutes long.
"Rome" follows a historical drama depicting the period of history
surrounding the violent transformation of the Roman Republic into the
Roman Empire; a change driven by civil warfare between radical
populares and conservative optimates, the decay of political
institutions and the actions of ambitious men and women.
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire, 2006
A BBC docudrama series with each episode looking at a different key turning point
in the history of the Roman Empire.
The episodes are on Caesar, Nero, Rebellion, Revolution, Constantine and The Fall of Rome.
Pompeii: The last day, BBC 2003
It is a dramatized documentary that tells of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on 24 August 79 AD.
This eruption covered the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in ash and pumice,
killing all those trapped between the volcano and the sea.
The documentary accurately portrayed the different phases of the eruption
although the digitally created images of the city itself are not entirely accurate.
I, Claudius, 1976
A BBC Television Series, an adaptation of Robert Graves's I, Claudius and Claudius the God.
The series opens with Augustus, the emperor of Rome, attempting to find an heir,
and his wife Livia plotting to elevate her own son Tiberius to this position.
The plotting and double-crossing continue for many decades,
through the conspiracy of Sejanus and the rule of the lunatic emperor Caligula,
culminating in Claudius' seemingly accidental rise to power.
I, Cesare, 1997
An extensive report produced by the BBC tells the history and deeds of the great Roman leader.
Born in 100 BC in a time of civil war, Gaius Julius Caesar had a very difficult childhood to the severity of
He belonged to a family of high rank that was losing prestige, but he was never short on money.
Against him were created so from birth, high expectations intertwined with a sense of frustration.
In 70 BC he began the relentless climb in politics.
He became commissioner, senator, Pontifex Maximus, consul, governor of large provinces, then dictator,
stopped only by his tragic end. His rise demonstrates that the traditional Republican organization was
no longer working, and no one knew how he adapted to the changing reality of Rome.
So his fame is imperishable and for over 2000 years his name has been associated with
the idea of power and greatness.
The history of the Roman Empire. From Caesar to Caligula, 2003
The first hundred years of the Roman Empire consists of the Augustan age, from Caesar to Octavian,
and the years of trials, from Tiberius to Caligula.
People are just astonished by the rise of Rome.
First of all Octavian Augustus, a contradictory personality, was capable of brutal violence and tender compassion.
Those who dared to block his way, suffered serious consequences, such as Mark Antony and Cleopatra,
Ovid and his own daughter Julia.
The program tells the achievements of Augustus through the words of the great poets and historians of the time
such as Ovid and Virgil. Augustus died in 14 AD and the Roman Empire is at a crossroads.
A reluctant new emperor, Tiberius, must face mutiny and intrigue. Through the testimony of Seneca,
Suetonius and other historians of the time,
the program relives the uncertainties of the new emperor at the time of taking power, which include
the opposition of the Senate, the revolt of the legions of the north and the folly of his successor, Caligula.
The latter had strong disagreements with the Jews, while a man named Jesus,
a preacher of great charisma, was condemned by Pontius Pilate to be crucified
for having challenged the religious and political establishment of Judea.
Ancient Rome, a virtual archeoguide, 2008
Julius Caesar, The rise and fall of Rome's last dictator, 2004