Browse - Most popular shows featuring: ancient romex






ColosseumColosseum
History, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, History, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.3/5

The eight-part series vividly brings to life the rise and fall of the Roman Empire through the lens of one of the most exhilarating and brutal arenas in the history of humanity-the Colosseum. From the savage truth of a gladiator's life as a slave-warrior to the fascinating ways Rome's Emperors used the vast amphitheater to demonstrate total power, "Colosseum" offers viewers a unique and personal look inside history's most iconic empire. Each episode pinpoints one of eight key and diverse characters-all based on real people from history. Spanning several hundred years, the series unfolds chronologically, from the arena's astonishing opening day to its very last games. "Colosseum" utilizes dramatic live action sequences and special effects to infuse excitement into the personal narrative of each historic character. The premium series features commentary with leading experts, world-renowned scholars and more.


I, ClaudiusI, Claudius
BBC Three, 1976 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Mini-Series, Biography
Rating: 3/5

This is the story about the emperors of Rome, from Augustus down to Nero (the last Claudian emperor of Rome), told by Claudius, an unlikely emperor. The show originally aired back in 1976, by BBC Television. A real classic.


Jesus: His LifeJesus: His Life
History, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

Jesus: His Life explores the story of Jesus Christ through a unique lens: the people in his life who were closest to him. Each of the eight chapters is told from the perspective of different biblical figures, all of whom played a pivotal role in Jesus' life including Joseph, John the Baptist, Mary Mother of Jesus, Caiaphas, Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene and Peter. Each figure takes a turn guiding viewers through the emotional and epic story of the most famous man in history, through his birth, death and resurrection, all conveyed through a combination of scripted drama and interviews with prominent religious and historical experts. Utilizing some of the world's most respected Biblical scholars, historians, faith leaders and theologians, the series weaves together the canonical Gospels, historical sources and cultural context to create a complete portrait of Jesus - the man and the Messiah. The series reveals his journey through a complex world of kings, politicians, reformers and soldiers in a turbulent power struggle during a time of revolutionary change.


Julius Caesar: The Making of a DictatorJulius Caesar: The Making of a Dictator
BBC Two, 2023 Running | History, Documentary
Rating: 3.5/5

The story of how Julius Caesar dismantles five centuries of ancient Roman democracy in just 16 years.


Thermae Romae NovaeThermae Romae Novae
Netflix, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Animation
Rating: 3.5/5

Lucius, a bath designer in the Roman Empire, accidentally slips back in time to present day Japan and learns about Japanese bath culture in this comedy.


EmpireEmpire
ABC, 2005 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 1/5

Empire is a historical mini-series set in 44 BC around the time Julius Caesar is assassinated. The show focuses on Octavius (Santiago Cabrera, Haven) , adopted son and nephew of Julius Caesar, and Tyrannus (Jonathan Cake, Inconceivable), a disgraced former gladiator who is sworn to protect Octavius.


Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an EmpireAncient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire
BBC One, 2006 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

This dramatised documentary series tells the story of the rise and fall of Ancient Rome through the six key turning points. Factually accurate and based on extensive historical research, it reveals how the greed, lust and ambition of men like Caesar, Nero and Constantine shaped the Roman Empire. It describes how Rome destroyed Carthage, was conquered by Caesar, how it suppressed the Jewish revolt, and converted to Christianity. CGI is mixed with compelling drama and spectacular live-action battles to tell the definitive television story of how the Empire was formed, how it achieved maximum power, and why it eventually failed.


Jesus of NazarethJesus of Nazareth
ITV, 1977 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Mini-Series, Biography
Rating: 3/5

Jesus of Nazareth is a 1977 Anglo-Italian television miniseries dramatizing the birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus based on the accounts in the four New Testament Gospels. A reverent and beautiful retelling of the biblical tale with an all-star cast, winning Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama (1977-78) and for James Farentino as Best Supporting Actor in a Drama.


The Bible RulesThe Bible Rules
H2, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Educational, History, Religion, Documentary

Everyone knows the Bible has Ten Commandments, but there are, in fact, more than 2000 additional rules and laws in its pages. These rules govern almost every sphere of human activity, from love and war to food and drink and from how to pray to what to wear. Yet they are also a portal to the ancient world, opening a window on civilizations that vanished thousands of years ago, whether Rome, Egypt or Mesopotamia. Each rule launches an investigation into a lost landscape of history, shining a light on the way peoples in distant times lived, loved, thought and fought.


Thermae RomaeThermae Romae
Fuji TV, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Anime, Animation

The story is a comedy about Lucius, an architect of public bath houses in ancient Rome, who time-travels to various modern-day baths in Japan. The author explores the two cultures in the world "that have loved baths the most: the Japanese and the Romans".


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