Eight Days That Made Rome

September 2019

8. The Rebirth of Rome

4.0 1 x
In 337AD, the Emperor Constantine was baptised a Christian.

7. Theatre of Death

3.0 2 x
In 80AD the Colosseum opened its gates for the first time.

6. The Downfall of Nero

3.0 1 x
Bettany Hughes examines the reign of the emperor Nero.
August 2019

5. Boudica's Revenge

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How brutal Roman rule provoked Boudica into leading a revolt.

4. Rome’s First Emperor

3.0 1 x
How Octavian foiled Mark Antony and became emperor Augustus.

3. Crossing the Rubicon

3.0 6 x
The story of Julius Caesar and the end of the Republic.

2. The Spartacus Revolt

3.0 2 x
The causes and results of the slave revolt led by Spartacus.
October 2018

6. The Downfall of Nero

4.0 12 x
Bettany Hughes examines the reign of the emperor Nero.

4. Rome’s First Emperor

4.0 5 x
How Octavian foiled Mark Antony and became emperor Augustus.
1:00:00

Season 1, Episode 7: Theatre of Death

3.0 18 x
Bettany Hughes explores the day in 80AD when the Colosseum opened its gates for the first time. For new emperor Titus, the spectacular games and events were an opportunity to win over the people and secure his place on the imperial throne.
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