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Ancient History

Rome Reexamined: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire (#107)

In this program, a series of good and bad emperors from 27 B.C. to 476 A.D. rise to Rome's throne. During this time, Rome assimilates all of the Mediterranean world and most of western Europe, with the population of the empire eventually totaling over 10 million citizens. In 312 A.D., Rome's last great Emperor, Constantine, embraces Christianity, establishing it one of the world's major religions. [28 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This sweeping series provides a new perspective to the growth and development of several significant ancient cultures. Unique accomplishments, innovative governance and incredible developments in architecture, empire building and culture are highlighted.

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