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5.0 out of 5 stars Rome The Rise and Fall of an Empire, 5 Nov 2009
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If its information on ancient Rome you are looking for, this is the series for you. Made in thirteen parts; on four DVDdiscs, each in it's own slimline plastic cover; this 640min series is absolutely packed with historical information presented in an entertaining manner. The format is the standard historical re-enactments, fleshed out with numerous maps and expert comment, but the factual content is very high indeed, and the commentary by Leif Anders runs like a particularly interesting storytale. Beginning with Marius and the Cimbri invasion in 113BC, this series covers the major events in the long history of Rome through to the final destruction of the Western Empire in 476AD as shown in the episodes listed below:-
1.The First Barbarian War.
2.Spartacus.
3.Julius Caesar.
4.The Forest of Death.
5.The Invasion of Britain.
6.The Dacian Wars.
7.Rebellion and Betrayal.
8.Wrath of the Gods.
9.The Soldiers' Emperor.
10.Constantine The Great.
11.The Barbarian General.
12.The Puppet Master.
13.The Last Emperor.
The re-enactments are on a small scale for such a massive topic, but the programmes are so well made that this minor failing does not detract from their quality. If I had to choose only one programme from the many recently published on Ancient Rome, this would be it.Rome The Rise and Fall of an Empire [DVD] [2008]
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