Rise Of The Roman Empire Two thousand years ago, one civilisation held the entire Western world in its grasp. From Northern Europe to Africa, it imposed laws, ideas and a single language. Rome was the super power of the ancient world and a colossal empire. However, during the rise of the Roman Empire, it was not always easy to separate virtue from vice, or hero from villain. Often, they were one and the same.
Grasp Of An Empire At its height, the Roman Empire was the largest and the most enduring of its kind. It ruled 50 million people as a single civilisation. The trade it facilitated, the roads it built and the brute force of her military machine are all part of her legacy. This programme allows us to experience the exporting of the Roman world through the glory years of conquest into the stability of the longest peace the world had ever known; The Pax Romana.
- Ancient Rome: The Rise of the Roman Empire review by JD
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This account of the rise and fall of the Roman empire is given by a number of historians. For me the spoiler was that the American historians could not resist comparing every aspect to American history. I didn't get this to listen to American historians telling me how great Americans are. It was very irritating. The rest is good. The description of the games is quite difficult to comprehend in scale and violence but gives an interesting insight into the Roman psyche.