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Meet the Romans: All Roads Lead to Rome

   2012    History
Professor Mary Beard looks beyond the stories of emperors, armies, guts and gore to meet the everyday people at the heart of Ancient Rome's vast empire. In this programme, Mary asks not what the Romans did for us, but what the empire did for Rome. She rides the Via Appia, climbs up to the top seats of the Colosseum, takes a boat to Rome's port Ostia and takes us into the bowels of Monte Testaccio. She also meets some extraordinary Romans: Eurysaces, an eccentric baker, who made a fortune out of the grain trade and built his tomb in the shape of a giant bread oven; Baricha, Zabda and Achiba, three prisoners of war who became Roman citizens; and Pupius Amicus, the purple dye seller making imperial dye from shellfish imported from Tunisia. This is Rome from the bottom up.
Series: Meet the Romans

Fight for Glory

   2016    History
In the fifth episode of the series, lavish imperial games at the Colosseum are highlighted by the emperor's bloody victories, but his paranoid abuses of power lead to a final betrayal.
Series: Roman Empire: Reign of Blood

14 Days of Blood

   2016    History
In the last episode of the series, lavish imperial games at the Colosseum are highlighted by the emperor's bloody victories, but his paranoid abuses of power lead to a final betrayal.
Series: Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
Empire of the Tsars
Empire of the Tsars

   2017    History
Leaving Neverland
Leaving Neverland

   2019    Culture
Clash of the Gods
Clash of the Gods

   2009    History
The Story of India
The Story of India

   2007    History
The Secret History of Writing
The Secret History of Writing

   2020    History
A Traveler Guide to the Planets
A Traveler Guide to the Planets

   2010    Science
The Crusades
The Crusades

   2012    History
Sonic Highways
Sonic Highways

   2014    Art