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From Village to Late Republic - 753BCE to 121BCE

From 121BCE onwards, the political fortunes of Rome were denominated by powerful leaders. 

Marius - the military reformer;  Sulla - the dictator;  Cicero - the lawyer, orator and consul   and Caesar, who appointed himself dictator in 453BCE.

When the Roman fleet destroyed the Egyptians at the Battle of Actium, Augustus became the first Roman Emperor.  The rule of the Julio-Claudia emperors, notably Caligula and Nero, were a disgrace. 

During the period of the Five Good Emperors -  Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninius Pius and Marcus Aurelius, the Roman Empire was at its greatest. Eventually, Vandals, Goths, Bergundians and Alani invaded and the Empire finally fell in 476BCE.


Rome From Village to Late Republic 753-121 BCE     

Geographical Setting

The Kingdom of Rome     Etruscan Kings

Politics in The Early Republic    The Military

 Highways Architecture & Engineering    Religion     Life In The City   

The Punic Wars     The Gracchus Brothers


SENIOR:  Ancient Society & Culture -  People Place & Time

JUNIOR:  A Society & Civilisation of the Past

DURATION: 59 Minutes

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00:00  Introduction

1:24  Geographical Setting

1:59  Marius & Sulla

7:49   Julius Caesar

13:04  The Emergence  of Augustus

16:41  The Reign of Augustus

24:01  Commerce &  Society in the Roman Empire

 30:46  Tiberius to Nero

35:11  Vespasian and the Colosseum

40:14  Pompeii and Herculaneum

48:48  The Five Good Emperors  96-180 AD

 54:07  The Fall of the Roman Empire

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