This is the story of some of the most powerful rulers in history – a story of greed, lust, decadence and bloody ambition. Starting in 146 BC, the series begins with Rome finally destroying its ancient enemy Carthage; leading to the celebrated victory of Julius Caesar and the overthrow of the Republic; the dramatic story of how Emperor Nero descended into madness; the story of the biggest rebellion in Imperial history – the Jewish Revolt; how Constantine brought Christianity to the Empire; and finally the downfall of Rome, told through the tale of Alaric the Goth.
Factually accurate and based on extensive historical research, this revealing series portrays Roman life as it really was: gritty, sordid and magnificent. Never before has the true story of Rome been presented with such dramatic reality. CGI is mixed with compelling drama, a stunning cast and spectacular live-action battles to create the definitive television history of how the Empire was formed, how it achieved maximum power, and why it eventually failed.
These six engrossing tales come together to tell one epic story – the real story of the Roman Empire.
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