Explore Pirates and Prisoners in Rome: Empire Without Limits
How did we get the Romans so wrong? BBC documentary Rome: Empire Without Limits reveals what Rome was really like. Watch this as well as many other documentaries on BBC Select – available on Amazon Prime Video Channels and the Apple TV app.
Tackling everything from gladiators to murdered Emperors, classical scholar Mary Beard returns to the BBC in this unique history documentary where she explores and explodes the myths of the Roman Empire. Delving into the subject with an epic scope, the renowned and irreverent historian gives her own highly distinctive take on this world-defining period. Why do we get the Romans so wrong?
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