The beginnings of the Roman Empire are shrouded in mystery. Without
armies, palaces, or priests, the Romans conquered and ravaged the
best of other civilizations.
5.00 p.m. |DTC| Legions of Conquest
At the height of military power, the Roman Empire stretched from
Scotland to the Sahara. Yet the same traits that created this vast
expansion eventually turned the Roman military into an unwieldy and
self-serving force of destabilization.
6.00 p.m. |DTC| Seduction of Power
Trace the evolution of Roman politics from the world's first
representative government through the lives of Gracchi, Julius
Caesar, Nero, and Septimius Severus and into a tumultuous and
theatrical display of power over substance.
7.00 p.m. |DTC| The Grasp of Empire
Rome's legacy of trade, roads and architectural and psychological
infrastructure relied on a fragile alliance of slaves, peasants and
the provincial. The glory years of the Roman conquest led to the
longest period of peace the world has ever known.
8.00 p.m. |DTC| The Cult of Order
Roman culture still weaves influence through western art,
architecture, medicine, and urban planning. This enormous empire was
a reflection of the multicultural world it encompassed, as excellence
gave way to excess and decline.
8.00 p.m. |DCIVC| Warrior Women: Boudica
9.00 p.m. |DTC| The Fall
From the reign of Diocletian to the sack of the Eternal City in 410
A.D., abusive political elite, complacent military, and an eroding
cultural identity placed the Roman empire in an inexorable decline.
10.00 p.m. |DTC| Who Killed Julius Caesar?
Historians, writers and film-makers have puzzled over the
assassination of Julius Caesar for centuries. Using the latest
technology and modern profiling techniques, experts reveal the truth
behind history's most famous crime.
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