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 years that would come to be known as the Pax Romana, the centuries of peace Rome imposed on the Mediterranean basin. The lasting legacy of that peace is seen through Roman-built roads, aqueducts, and enormous state buildings. The human cost of that peace is examined, contrasting the lives of Romans with those of the slaves that kept them in such style. This episode is narrated by Peter Coyote.
growth, Mediterranean, Roman, empire, Roman-Empire