Eight Days That Made Rome

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.
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Jan 14, 2019

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Rome had defeated her great rival Carthage and overcame a slave revolt led by Spartacus, but these victories came at a price. Army generals who could deliver foreign conquests accumulated enormous amounts of power. Julius Caesar, seeking glory, would challenge the very existence of the republic. Join historian Bettany Hughes in an exploration of the momentous day in 49 B.C. when Caesar crossed the Rubicon River, violated Roman law, and heralded the transformation of the Roman Republic into an empire ruled by a single man.
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