Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit, BBC, 2016:

Episode 1:

Episode 2:

Episode 3:

Episode 4:

  Ancient Rome: The Rise And Fall Of An Empire, BBC, 2008:  A series that looks in at six key moments in the history of Rome.

"Revolution: The Life Of Tiberius Gracchus":

"Julius Caesar":




"Fall Of Rome":

  When Rome Ruled, National Geographic:

"Blood In The Sand":

"The Real Caligula":

"Killing Caesar":

"Birth Of Rome":

"Christianity Rising":

"Ancient Superpower":

"Heart Of The Empire":

"Power Of The Legion":

  Treasures Of Ancient Rome, BBC, 2015:

Warts 'n' All:

Pomp And Perversion:

Empire Strikes Back:

  Ancient Rome:

Episode 1, Rise Of The Roman Empire:

Episode 2, Legions Of Conquest:

Episode 3, Seduction Of Power:

Episode 4, Grasp Of An Empire:

Episode 5, Cult Of Order:

Episode 6, Fall Of The Roman Empire:

Episode 7, Letters From The Roman Front:

  Roman Empire. Or Republic. Or . . . What Was It?, Crash Course World History #10:

  Tony Robinson's Romans, Channel 4, 2003:

Julius Caesar, Part 1 (48 mins):

Julius Caesar, Part 2 (48 mins):

Caligula  (48 mins):

Nero  (48 mins):

"The Romans," Greeks, Romans, Vikings -- The Founders Of Europe, SBS, 2014.

  Eight Days That Made Rome, Channel 5, 2017:

"Hannibal's Last Stand," November 30, 2017.

"Spartacus Revolt," December 1, 2017.

"Crossing The Rubicon," December 2, 2017.

"Rome's First Emperor," December 4, 2017.

"Boudica's Revenge," December 6, 2017.

"Downfall Of Nero," December 7, 2017.

"Theatre Of Death," December 9, 2017.

"Rebirth Of Rome," December 10, 2017.

  What The Romans Did For Us, BBC, 2000:  A series that examines the impact of Rome on modern British society.


Life Of Luxury:

Building Britain:

Edge Of Empire:

Arteries Of The Empire:

  Rome: Rise And Fall Of An Empire, History Channel:  An extensive series that heavily emphasizes military actions.

Episode 1, First Barbarian War:

Episode 2, Spartacus:

Episode 3, Julius Caesar :

Episode 4, Forest Of Death:

Episode 5, Invasion Of Britain:

Episode 6, Dacian Wars:

Episode 7, Rebellion And Betrayal:

Episode 8, Wrath Of The Gods:

Episode 9, Soldiers' Emperor:

Episode 10, Constantine The Great:

Episode 11, Barbarian General:

Episode 12, Puppet Master:

Episode 13, Last Emperor:

The Republican Era

  "Roman Historian On The Founding Of Rome, Livy On Romulus And Remus," 1st Century B.C. Roman Source, Voices Of The Past, November 20, 2019.  (10 mins)

  "Hannibal In The Alps," Secrets Of The Dead, PBS, 2018.

  Rome: The Punic Wars, Extra History, 2013:

Episode 1, The First Punic War.

Episode 2, The Second Punic War Begins.

Episode 3, The Second Punic War Rages On.

Episode 4, The Conclusion Of The Second Punic War.

  Brothers Gracchi, Extra History, 2016:

Episode 1, How Republics Fall.

Episode 2, Populares.

Episode 3, Ochlocracy.

Episode 4, Enter Gaius.

Episode 5, The Final Fall.

  "Julius Caesar Revealed," BBC, 2018:

  Alex Gendler, "History Vs. Cleopatra," History On Trial, TED-Ed, February 2, 2017.  (4 mins)

  Cleopatra, Extra History, 2020:

Episode 1, A Drunken  Bet (9 mins)

Episode 2, Hail Caesar ! (10 mins)

Episode 3, Exit Caesar, Enter Antony! (10 mins)

Episode 4, Death By Snake (11 mins)

Episode 5, Eternal Life (9 mins)

The Imperial Era

  Roman Empire In The First Century, PBS, 2006:

Order From Chaos (104 mins):

Years Of Trial (55 mins)

Winds Of Change (101 mins)

Years Of Eruption (55 mins)

  Peta Greenfield and Alex Gendler, "History Vs. Augustus," History On Trial, TED-Ed, July 2018.  (5 mins)

Augustus -- The First Emperor:  A 3-hour Italian-produced movie starring Peter O'Toole.

  Caligula With Mary Beard, BBC:

"How Nero Saved Rome," National Geographic, 2017.

  "Great Fire Of Rome," Secrets Of The Dead, PBS:

  "Imperium -- Vespasian: The Path To Power," 2017.  (76 mins)

  "Hadrian," BBC, 2018:

  Hadrian's Wall, Timewatch, BBC:

  Third Century Crisis, Extra History, October 2020:

Episode 1, Rome And The Third Century Crisis (10 mins)

Episode 2, Enter Aurelian (9 mins)

Episode 3, Not Diocletian (10 mins)

Episode 4, Tetrarchy (10 mins)

Episode 5, Great Persecution (10 mins)

Last Romans, ARTE France:

  Fall Of Rome, Ten Minute History, September 9, 2018.

  "Goths Cross The Danube (376), The Fall Of Rome #1," History Time, September 21, 2018.  (38 mins)

Social History

  Meet The Romans With Mary Beard:

All Roads Lead To Rome:

Street Life:

Behind Closed Doors:

  Surprising History Of Rome:  Terry Jones introduces the Rome behind the headlines.

Roman Voices, BBC:

  "From Slave To Rebel Gladiator: The Life Of Spartacus," TED-Ed, December 2018.  ( 5 mins)

"Spartacus And The Third Servile War," History Time, December 9, 2017.  (7 mins)

Gladiators: The Brutal Truth, BBC History:

Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5; Part 6

  Colosseum: Rome's Arena Of Death, BBC:

Gladiator Graveyard, BBC:

  "Race To The Death: Rome's Charioteers," Channel 4, 2018.  (46 mins)

  Peta Greenfield, "Who Were The Vestal Virgins, And What Was Their Job?," TED-Ed, May 2017.  (4 mins)

  "The Origins And Gods Of The Roman Empire," Lost Gods, Parable (24 mins):

  Roman Bath, Secrets Of Lost Empires, NOVA, PBS:

"Ovid: The Poet And The Emperor," BBC:

"Ovid: From The RSC," BBC:

  Ramon Glazov, "Ancient Rome's Most Notorious Doctor," TED-Ed, July 2019.  (5 mins)

  Soraya Field Fiorio, "The Murder Of Ancient Alexandria's Greatest Scholar," TED-Ed, August 1, 2019.  (5 mins)

Pompeii And Herculaneum

  Life And Death In A Roman Town, BBC:  Mary Beard highlights everyday life in the first-century CE.

  "Lost World Of Pompeii," Discovery Channel, 2016.  (48 mins)

  Pompeii -- The Last Day, BBC:

  "Pompeii: The New Revelations," Channel 5, 2020.  (66 mins)


Pompeii -- Rebirth Of A City:

  Pompeii -- Sex In The Ancient World:

  Life And Death In Herculaneum, BBC:

  Herculaneum Uncovered, Secrets Of The Dead, PBS, 2008:

Vesuvius -- Deadly Fury:

Military History

  "Punic Wars -- Countdown To Battle (280-264 BC)," Histocrat, December 21, 2020. (46 mins)

  "Hannibal: The Man Who Hated Rome" (75 mins):

  Carthage -- The Roman Holocaust:

  "How The Germanic Barbarians Annihilated Rome's Legions -- Varian Disaster: Teutoburg" (49 mins):

  Lost Legions Of Varus:

 Roman Invasion Of Britain:  A series hosted by Bettany Hughes:  Part 1; Part 2; Part 3

  "Five Brutal First-Hand Accounts Of Roman Conquest: Carthage, Zela, Masada, Samarra, Fall Of Rome," Voices Of The Past, October 10, 2020.


  Rome, Engineering An Empire, History Channel:  An episode from a major series that explores the role of technology in the rise of empires.

  David Macauley's Roman City, PBS:

  "Rome," Building The Ancient City, BBC, 2015:

  Scotland -- Rome's Final Frontier, BBC Scotland:

  Lost Ships Of Rome, Secrets Of The Dead, PBS:

"On The Ancient Roman Trail," DW, May 28, 2022.  (26 mins)

"Archaeologists Dig Up France's 'Mini Pompeii,' A Roman Town Frozen In Time By Fire," PBS Newshour, August 14, 2017.

  "Alexander Mosaic From The House Of The Faun, Pompeii," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, November 21, 2012.

  "Ancient Rome -- Reborn -- Thanks To Virtual Reality," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, May 14, 2019.  (11 mins)

  "Ara Pacis Augustae, Rome," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, October 4, 2020.  (10 mins)

"Ara Pacis," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, September 19, 2012.

  "Arch Of Constantine, 315 CE," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, October 1, 2011.

"Arch Of Septimius Severus, Portal To Ancient Rome," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, May 20, 2020.  (8 mins)

  "Augustus Of Primaporta, Power And Propaganda," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, November 6, 2020.  (6 mins)

"Augustus Of Primaporta," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, July 14, 2012.

  "Basilica Of Maxentius And Constantine," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, March 19, 2014.

  "Basilica Of Santa Sabina, Rome," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, April 11, 2015.

  "Capitoline Brutus," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, May 9, 2014.

"Capitoline Venus," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, April 5, 2016.

  "Catacomb Of Priscilla, Rome," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, October 6, 2014.

  "Colosseum," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, July 19, 2020.  (10 mins)

"Colosseum, Rome, 70-80 CE," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, May 25, 2010.

  "Colossus Of Constantine," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, November 6, 2012.

  "Column Of Trajan," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, March 17, 2012.

  "Dionysiac Frieze, Villa Of Mysteries, Pompeii," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, October 15, 2012.

  "Dying Gaul And The Ludovisi Gaul," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, August 27, 2018.  ( 5 mins)

"Empire: Painted Garden, Villa Of Livia," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, August 1, 2012.

  "Equestrian Sculpture Of Marcus Aurelius," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, April 23, 2010.

"Forum Of Trajan," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, December 2, 2014.

  "Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli: A Virtual Tour," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, June 20, 2012.

"Head Of Augustus, C. 27-25 BCE," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, October 15, 2011.

  "Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, December 24, 2012.

"Maritime Theatre At Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, November 29, 2012.

  "Markets Of Trajan," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, December 4, 2014.

  "Pantheon," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, July 14, 2013.

"Portrail Bust Of A Flavian Woman (Fonseca Bust)," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, April 2, 2016.

  "Portraits Of The Four Tetrarchs," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, May 1, 2013.

  "Relief From The Arch Of Titus, Showing The Spoils Of Jerusalem Being Brought Into Rome," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, October 1, 2014.

  "Rome Before The Empire, The Temple Of Portunus," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, January 21, 2021.  (5 mins)

  "Roman Forum: Part 1," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, July 5, 2020.  (8 mins)

  "Roman Forum: Part 2," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, July 14, 2020.  (6 mins)

  "Roman Forum: Part 3," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, July 22, 2020.  (7 mins)

  "Rome's Layered History: The Castel Sant-Angelo," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, June 28, 2020.  (6 mins)

"Santa Maria Antiqua," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, January 25, 2017.

"Santa Maria Antiqua Sarcophagus," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, January 25, 2017.

"A Tour Through Ancient Rome In 320 CE," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, May 12, 2012.

"Virtual Ancient Rome: Walking From The Colosseum To The Forum," Aeon, March 10, 2022.  (9 mins)

"Nero: The Man Behind The Myth," Aeon, July 8, 2021.  (27 mins)

Individual Cities

  History Of The Eternal City, BBC:  Author Simon Sebag Montefiore offers an overview of the entire history of the city of Rome:

"City Of The Sacred":

"Divine Gamble":

"The Rebirth Of Gods":

  Medici -- Godfathers Of The Renaissance:

Episode 1, Birth Of A Dynasty

Episode 2, Magnificent Medici

Episode 3, Medici Pope

Episode 4, Power Vs. Truth


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