Synopsis by Rob Ferrier
Each episode of Rome: Power and Glory charts a chapter in the growth of one of the world's greatest empires. Covering over two million square miles and standing for nearly 1,300 years, the Roman Empire was crucial in determining the future direction and stance of the great empires that would follow her. Through the use of computer graphics, careful research, and re-creations, the lives of those who lived under the aegis of Rome spring to life. This particular episode focuses on the military might of the Roman Empire. It examines the Roman legions, highly organized forces that stretched Rome's domination from the foggy hills of Scotland to the burning sands of Africa's deserts. Some of Rome's greatest military campaigns are described, including the war against Carthage and the great general Hannibal. Also examined are the changes in the Roman army over time and the dissolution and scheming that they led to. This tape is narrated by Peter Coyote.
growth, military, power, Roman, conquest, empire, Roman-Empire