Julius Caesar's Rome

Julius Caesar's Rome

Ratings: 7.04/10 from 24 users.

History Channel Presents: Julius Caesar’s RomeJulius Caesar’s Rome, a two-DVD set, carries its audience back to Ancient Rome, a civilization that was born in 753 BCE on the banks of the river Tiber in modern Italy and ended with the fall of Constantinople in modern Turkey in 1453 CE. The first DVD narrates the life of Julius Caesar, Anthony, and Cleopatra. The narration of the life of both Anthony and Cleopatra is too long due to some lousy acting that history lovers should have been spared.

The second DVD starts with the legendary foundation of Rome in 753 BCE and ends with the reign of Justinian, the great emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire in the 6th century CE. The second DVD is an invitation to further explore the glorious past of Rome and its relevance to our western society.

The photography in both DVDs is usually compelling, the interviews with leading archaeologists are most often interesting, and the narration of Joe Mantegna is to-the-point and accessible.

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10 years ago

If you are interested in this period history, and a fun detailed history of the men in power and the inner-workings of Rome, check out the book series "Masters of Rome". They are AWESOME books!!!!!!!!!

Glen Dooer
10 years ago

Coming to USSA over the next good few yrs every empire last about 200 yrs USSA has had their time, which will be next is an open question.

11 years ago

its so interesting how the roman people acted and behaved about death. They considered it to be a great thing to be a murderer, though i'm sure they didn't think they were murderers. Our culture today is too grusome for my tastes, but Rome, rome was a dream splattered with blood, of which im not that found of. but that is just my opinon, let rome be what rome was. my question is, What beilefs caused them to become so grusome? What made the kings and priests think that that was ok? It may be a question no one can answer, and thats alright.

12 years ago

why can't watch the full version of it instead? :C