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Rome: The World's First Superpower

Season 1

An ambitious four-part series, Rome: The Worlds First Superpower tells the thousand-year story of how an empire was built on murder, ambition, betrayal and greed. Shot on location in Rome, Pompeii, Sicily, France and Tunisia, it combines eye-catching graphics with archaeological evidence and testimony from Europe's foremost classical experts.

Larry Lamb
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1. City of Blood

Larry heads to Rome were the city is celebrating it's 2767th birthday. He looks at how the early settlement huts soon became a kingdom, and eventually a republic. He then heads to the Circus Maximus, exploring the earliest accounts of the foundation of the city and learning more about the legend of Romulus and Remus.

Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: 24 October 2014
2. Total War

Larry looks at Rome's 300th birthday in 400BC, conquering it's nearest neighbours, the Estrucans. Larry looks at the attack Rome came under from the Gauls in the battle of Allia, that lasted three years. The city survived, but only just and the leaders vowed to never come so close to destruction again. The Republic soon began a century of expansion

Language: English Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: 31 October 2014
3. Death of a Hero

Larry looks at how during the mid-second century BC, Rome enjoyed the spoils of war - with a bounty of slaves, treasure and art coming into it's republic. But not everyone reaped the benefits, with a ever-widening gap between the poor and the privileged. He looks at the history of Tiberius Gracchus, a man from Rome's elite ruling classes who began championing the rights of the common farmer

Language: English Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: 7 November 2014
4. Caesar

Larry uses Caesar's memoirs as a guide to follow the extraordinary journey he made from a bankrupt junior public official to the general who conquered Gaul, through to his assassination.

Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: 14 November 2014

Product details

Director David Starkey
Starring Larry Lamb
Season year 2014
Network 360 Production
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Prime Video (streaming online video)
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