Episodes (6)

S01E01 · Nero

Sep 21, 2006

In July AD 64 a fire, which lasts for six days, destroys almost all of Rome. Many of the senators think it would be impossible to rebuild the city, and suggest that the capital should be moved to Naples or Capua. Nero is irresolute and asks his mentor, the philosopher Seneca, about his advice. Seneca says that in a crisis great emperors rule as gods rule, and if Nero does that he can become a god himself. Nero decides to rebuild Rome and at the same time make the city more magnificent than ever before. He has a great vision of a city characterized by art and beauty, ...

S01E02 · Caesar

Sep 28, 2006

Julius Caesar's rise to power, from his military success to his decision to return home and seize power from his old ally Pompey.

S01E03 · Revolution

Oct 05, 2006

132 BC tells the story of how a Roman politician nearly brought down the foundations of the Roman republic.

S01E04 · Rebellion

Oct 12, 2006

AD 66, following the death of Nero, Josephus is leads a Jewish Revolt and only General Vespasian has the strength and will to sort out the empire.

S01E05 · Constantine

Oct 19, 2006

How the persecution of the Christians ended and the world was changed forever by the hand of one man - Constantine the Great.

The Fall of Rome
S01E06 · The Fall of Rome

Oct 26, 2006

How the greatest empire gained a useless emperor, how the barbarians destroyed the foundations of city... How Rome fell, because of one fatal mistake.


Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire Season 1 (2006) is released on Sep 21, 2006. Watch Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire online - the English Documentary TV series from United Kingdom. Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire is directed by Tim Dunn,Nick Green,Andrew Grieve,Nick Murphy and created by Alexander Emmert with Lyall B. Watson and Michael Sheen. Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire is available online on BritBox and BritBox Amazon Channel.

As know as:

Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire(English), Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire(French), Rom und seine grossen Herrscher, I anodos kai i ptosi tis Romaikis Aftokratorias(transliterated title), Az ókori Róma


United Kingdom



Production Companies:

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Cast & Crew

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