Movie Review: Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire


Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire

[Rating = 3]

This 4 DVD documentary from the History Channel covers the period from the end of the Roman Republic to the end of the Roman Empire. It is more or less divided up by Emperor, describing each in turn as it takes you through the rise, expansion, division and ultimate collapse of the Roman Empire. It provides a decent overview of the various stages and the Emperors in power at each point. While not as detailed as most, it is still sufficient to make one familiar with the overall history of the Roman Empire. A good starter for the student of Roman history.