History, Achievement And A Legacy Of Treasures
Immerse yourself in a superbly recreated world of ancient Rome-one of the most magnificent empires in history. This epic six-disc set, rich with supplemental features, presents the complete history of Rome: From it's primitive beginnings, through the height of its glory, to its tumultuous decline. Narrated by Peter Coyote, and filmed in 10 countries, Rome: Power &Glory combines location footage of ancient monuments, detailed re-enactments, period art and writings, and insights from scholars and public figures to bring this ancient world to life.
Volume 1: The Rise The stage is set for a grand epic of war and conquest as Rome grows from a primitive village into a fledgling democracy spreading its influence throughout the Mediterranean. From the twin brothers whose violent battles led to the city's founding, to the Romans' rebellion against their Etruscan rulers, timeless stories and myths come to life.
Volume 2: Legions of Conquest What began as an amateur citizen's army became the formidable legions that conquered the Western world and beyond. These are the thrilling stories behind the campaigns that brought them greatness, including Scipio's defeat of Hannibal's army and Julio Caesar's march on Rome.
Volume 3: Seduction of Power From Julius Caesar to Caligula, the story of Rome is populated by towering figures who were brilliant, powerful... and sometimes, deranged! This revealing program traces the audacity, madness and treachery that ultimately permeated the leadership of Rome.
Volume 4: Grasp of Empire At its height, Rome rules over 50 million people and appropriated the best of the civilizations she conquered. But Rome’s progress came at a price, and the seeds of the mighty Empire's downfall were sown as Romans enslaved their conquered peoples, and the gap between rich and poor widened.
Volume 5: The Cult of Order Rome was one of history's most tolerant societies, but a growing air of decadence and a series of bizarre emperors led to unrest, chaos and confusion. The roman people took solace in what was until then aBrutal persecution resulted in martyrdoms that only fueled Christianity's growth.
Volume 6: The Fall Rome's gripping saga concludes as eccentric rulers, crippling taxes, rampant poverty and weakening borders diminish the Empire's integrity, opening the door to enemy attack and civil unrest. Though Rome's glory faded, the civilization's spirit lives on in the achievements that inspired countless generations.