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    Eight Days That Made Rome (DVD)

    Manufacturer Code : DAZD0410
    Release Date: 22 January 2018


    RRP: £24.99. You Save: £14.00

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    Product Details

    Award-winning historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes presents a new eight-part landmark history of ancient Rome.

    Across the series we explore eight key days that she believes define the Roman Empire and help us to understand its remarkable success. In each episode Bettany travels across the Roman world, delving into the psyche and uncovering brand new archaeological evidence, while lavish drama brings the incredible story of Rome to life. The eight days include Rome s early defeat of her great rival Carthage under Hannibal, at the battle of Zama; a crucial moment and one of the most important battles in ancient history when Rome, an influential city-state becomes an unstoppable Empire. We also explore the day when Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River and set in motion a series of events which would ultimately culminate in the end of Rome s republic. The final episode looks at the day Constantine, close to death, was finally baptised as a Christian. It was here he made a final declaration of the spiritual allegiance that had a profound importance not just for the Empire, but for the future of the world.

    Episode 1: Hannibal's Last Stand

    Episode 2: The Spartacus Revolt

    Episode 3: Crossing the Rubicon

    Episode 4: Rome's First Emperor

    Episode 5: Boudica's Revenge

    Episode 6: The Downfall of Nero

    Episode 7: The Colosseum's Grand< Opening

    Episode 8: The Rebirth of Rome