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Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire 

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A thirteen hour series which focuses on the Germanic, Britannic and other barbarian tribal wars with Rome which ultimately led to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. This series is ... See full summary »
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Leif Anders ...  Narrator 13 episodes, 2008
Paul Bicknell Paul Bicknell 13 episodes, 2008
Andre de Nesnera Andre de Nesnera 13 episodes, 2008
Rome Knight Rome Knight 13 episodes, 2008
Sam Mercurio Sam Mercurio 13 episodes, 2008
Herb Otter Jr. Herb Otter Jr. 13 episodes, 2008
Karl Otter Karl Otter 13 episodes, 2008
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A thirteen hour series which focuses on the Germanic, Britannic and other barbarian tribal wars with Rome which ultimately led to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. This series is centered on the campaigns and battles with the barbarian tribes and extensive examinations of the reigns of little known Roman emperors and generals. The significance and structures of key barbarian tribes and the roles their leaders played are explored in detail. Territorial changes to the Roman Empire caused by unrelenting wars, plagues, mass starvation's and power struggles are presented in chronological historical context with extensive re-enactments. This series examines how the continuous wars with the barbarians and depletion of resources became a core cause of the Roman Empire's decline and eventual collapse. Written by Midge56

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History | War

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USA

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English

Release Date:

21 July 2008 (UK) See more »

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La chute de Rome See more »

Filming Locations:

Lithuania

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Gardner Films See more »
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Color
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A shallow survey of history, but that's to be expected
13 July 2015 | by jadesroomSee all my reviews

The series uses less than 13 hours to discuss over 600 years of history, of course none of it is going to be in depth. Still, I enjoyed parts that dealt with figures usually glossed over, Stilicho for example. I also enjoyed the talking heads and the insights that they provide. I found myself researching certain topics so I could get a little more information about the era.

My biggest complaint is that much of the series seemed redundant and boring. As another reviewer has mentioned, the series focuses too much on the military history (and really the battles seemed to be the same ones played over and over) and less on the economic and social history.

The series is decent but not great.


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