Ancients Behaving Badly

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History Documentary hosted by Tom McCamus, published by History Channel in 2009 - English narration

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Ancients Behaving Badly Each episode of the series follows the same basic path, first examining the childhood events that may have pre-determined the future course. From there, psychiatrists, historians and other experts add historical context, forensic and archaeological evidence, and a whole range of other interesting titbits to paint a more complete picture. The "Behaving Badly psychograph" is also used to map the personalities of each of the series' notorious personalities, comparing them both against one another, and against more contemporary villains such as members of Adolph Hitler's trusted inner circle, drug lords, and other baddies. Ancients Behaving Badly is great stuff for history buffs, but the content is certainly not for all ages. Not only would younger children be bored by much of the "talking head" content, they would likely also be scared by much of the graphic imagery and detailed descriptions of some of the more nasty acts that were committed by the series' subjects. The series does an above average job of pulling together CG images, contemporary footage and interviews, graphic novel-style re-enactments and other content into solid 44-minute packages.

[edit] Caligula

was a young Roman emperor with a fearsome reputation as a sadist, a murderer, and a raving lunatic.

[edit] Attila the Hun

the Hun was a marauding barbarian with a reputation as one of history's monsters, even today Attila's name is a synonym for savagery.

[edit] Julius Caesar

The ruler whose ego was as big as his empire declares himself dictator of Rome for life--turning his allies to enemies in the process.

[edit] Alexander the Great

Admirers rank Alexander the Great as a military genius, but his enemies regard the conqueror as the devil, for he becomes responsible for the massacres of tens of thousands of people, including women, children and members of his own family.

[edit] Nero

The Roman Emperor Nero, famous for playing the fiddle while Rome burned, was also well known for cruelty, incest and murder

[edit] Hannibal

. The Carthaginian general Hannibal (247-182 BCE)Hannibal is one of history's cruelest generals because he ruthlessly slaughtered women and children along with tens of thousands of his own and enemy soldiers in the pursuit of defeating Rome. Although he won several major battles, he curiously gave up before marching into Rome.

[edit] Genghis Khan

the Mongolian destroyer, set in motion the conquest of a quarter of the world's population with a body count in the millions.

[edit] Cleopatra

the infamous Queen of Egypt, was known for her legendary powers of seduction. Cleopatra was driven by power and ambition and her life was dominated by sex and murder, including murdering her entire family to get her own way.

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  • Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
  • Video Bitrate: 1638 kbps
  • Video Resolution: 704 x 400
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.760
  • Frames Per Second: 29.970
  • Audio Codec: (Dolby AC3)
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s AC3 48000 Hz
  • Audio Streams: 2
  • Audio Languages: English
  • RunTime Per Part: 44:06. Mins
  • Number Of Parts: 8
  • Part Size: 561 MB
  • Subtitles: None
  • Ripped by: artistharry
  • Source: DVD

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