National Geographic's groundbreaking series reveals ancient Rome's hidden treasures and untold stories as never before. From iconic figures including Caligula, Caesar, and Constantine, to epic events such as the eruption of Vesuvius, the invasion of Britain, and fall of Rome, When Rome Ruled reveals a startling up-to-date vision of the ancient empire and challenges our perception of what we know about the Romans and their lives. New discoveries about the Roman gladiators, Pompeii doomsday, and Caesar's assassination provide fresh insights into the empire that not only influenced Western civilization, but created it.
Episodes include: Secrets of the Gladiators, The Real Caligula, Doomsday Pompeii, Killing Ceasar, Birth of Rome, and Ancient Superpower.
Bonus: 50-minute program, Treasure Seekers: In the Shadow of Ancient Rome
This DVD about Rome was not up to standards expected from Nat. Geo. products. I thought I would recommend it for family use where there are grandchildren interested in the history of Greek and Roman influences. Not in good taste nor of value to adults or children. I would like to return this DVD - not valued by me personally nor to give as an educational gift.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Thanks you for producing "When Rome Ruled". My husband and I are ancient history buffs. We loved these DVDs and even found some information that was new to us! The DVDs were thoughtfully put together with plenty of graphics and reinactments to keep us rivited.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
From the beautiful Spanish Steps to the heights
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