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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire 

A doc-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero.
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A doc-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero.

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Rise and Fall of an Empire

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Drama | History

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Az ókori Róma See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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(6 Episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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The series also filmed on Ridley Scott's Kingdom Of Heaven set in Morocco. It was used to recreate ancient Jerusalem. See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 11 April 2011 (2011) See more »

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The Roman Empire rewritten as soap opera
30 October 2009 | by son_of_cheese_messiahSee all my reviews

This series is of interest only for the few brief and historically accurate voice overs in each episode. The rest is terribly written and acted drivel, highly romanticized with very little relation to known events. Take for instance the episode about Constantine. An undue prominence is given to Constantine's sister Constantia and her arranged marriage to Licinius. This is written in an extremely melodramatic way and Constantia has very modern attitudes to marriage. After a lot more melodrama and inaccurate events, Constantine is seen to arranged the murder of Licinius to take place at the exact moment he is reciting the Nicean creed, an effect lifted from the Godfather.


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