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 political life of the Roman Empire. Through republics, dictatorships, and monarchies, the Roman people struggled to find a balance between absolutist policy and the inclusive, representative governments they claimed to value so highly. The rise of Julius Caesar is described in some detail. This episode is narrated by Peter Coyote.
emperor, research, Roman, transformation, empire, power, Roman-Empire