Tag: Roman Empire

Hadrian

Hadrian

Dan Snow takes us on a journey around Hadrian's vast empire.Immortalised in the UK after building a Wall on the edge of his Empire, which bears his name to this day. Hadrian's Wall, as it is known, is just a tiny portion of a massive structure Hadrian had built to protect the Roman Empire, with ...

Treasures of Ancient Rome

The Treasures of Ancient Rome [ 3 parts]

Alastair Sooke takes an in-depth look at the art of the Roman Empire. Treasures of Ancient Rome part 1   The Romans were brilliant engineers and soldiers, but what isn't as well known is that they also gave us wonderful artistic treasures. In this three-part series, Alastair Sooke argues that the old-fashioned view that the ...

Julius Caesar Revealed

Julius Caesar Revealed

Julius Caesar is the most famous Roman of them all: brutal conqueror, dictator and victim of a gruesome assassination on the Ides of March 44 BC. 2,000 years on, he still shapes the world. He has given us some political slogans we still use today (Crossing the Rubicon), his name lives on in the month ...

Roman Republic

Ancient Worlds – The Republic of Virtue ep.5

How did an insignificant cluster of Latin hill villages on the edge of the civilised world become the greatest empire the world has known?

Ancient Worlds

Ancient Worlds – Come Together ep.1

Ancient Worlds is an illuminating and spectacular six-part odyssey tracing the development of Western civilization – from the first cities of Mesopotamia to the fall of the Roman Empire.

The Rebirth of Rome

Eight Days that Made Rome: The Rebirth of Rome

Bettany Hughes recalls the time that marked Rome's symbolic break with its 1,000-year pagan past.

Colosseum

Eight Days that Made Rome: Theatre of Death

Bettany Hughes explores the day in 80AD when the Colosseum opened its gates for the first time.

Nero

Eight Days that Made Rome: The Downfall of Nero

Bettany Hughes focuses on events leading up to and after 9th June 68AD, when Emperor Nero took his life

Eight Days that Made Rome Boudica

Eight Days that Made Rome: Boudica’s Revenge

Beginning with the day, around 60 AD, when Roman troops invaded Boudica's settlement, flogged her and raped her daughters ....

Rome's first emperor

Eight Days that Made Rome: Rome’s First Emperor

Presenter Bettany Hughes explores the day in 32BC when Octavian, Julius Caesar's adopted son, stole the secret will of Mark Antony, his most dangerous political rival.