Eight Days that Made Rome: Series 1

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History Documentary hosted by Bettany Hughes, published by Smithsonian Channel in 2017 - English narration

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Eight Days that Made Rome: Series 1 Award-winning historian Bettany Hughes is on a mission that will take her across Italy's ancient sites and into the psyches of the emperors, gladiators, and generals of the Roman Empire. Explore the rise and fall of one of history's most extraordinary reigns, defined by eight critical days. From the defeat of the Carthaginian Empire to Julius Caesar's crossing the Rubicon River to Constantine's conversion to Christianity, explore this remarkable period and meet its key figures.

[edit] Hannibals Last Stand

Revisit the seminal day in history when Rome defeated the might of Carthage and its legendary General Hannibal.

[edit] The Spartacus Revolt

Revisit the day Spartacus broke out of gladiator school and destabilized the Roman Republic.

[edit] Crossing the Rubicon

Follow Julius Caesar and his army across the Rubicon River and into a civil war that would change Rome forever.

[edit] Romes First Emperor

Witness the moment when Octavian made his devastating final move on his archrival Mark Antony.

[edit] Boudica's Revenge

Discover the story of Queen Boudica, from the flogging she received to the revolt she led.

[edit] The Downfall of Nero

See how the day that brought an end to Nero's notorious reign ushered in an age of civil war.

[edit] The Colosseum's Grand Opening

Rome's Colosseum. Visit the site, explore ancient artifacts, and see how the Colosseum remains a testament to Rome's reach and ambition and its thirst for blood and glory.

[edit] The Rebirth of Rome

Revisit the day in 337 A.D. when Constantine the Great was baptized.

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  • Video Codec: x264 High@L4.1
  • Video: Bitrate: (~4512kb/s)
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1920 x 1080
  • Video Resolution: 1.778 (16:9)
  • Audio Codec: MPEG-4 AAC LC
  • Audio: English
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s VBR 48000Hz
  • Audio Channels: Stereo 2
  • Run-Time: 44 mins
  • Framerate: 29.971. Fps
  • Number of Parts: 8
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 1.40 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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