Synopses & Reviews
National Geographic's groundbreaking 8-part series combines science and technology with on-the-ground archaeology to explore ancient Rome's hidden treasures and reveal its untold stories. When Rome Ruled examines iconic figures—including Caligula, Caesar and Constantine—and epic events such as the eruption of Vesuvius, the invasion of Britain, and fall of Rome, to reveal an up-to-date vision of the ancient world and challenge our perception of what we know about the Romans and their lives. New discoveries provide fresh insights into the empire that not only influenced Western civilization, but created it. Episodes include Secrets of the Gladiators, The Real Caligula, Doomsday Pompeii, Killing Caesar, Birth of Rome, Ancient Superpower, War Machine, and Rise of Christianity.