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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Feb 4, 2019

Season 1
Episode 6

In 54 A.D., Nero succeeded his stepfather Claudius to become the fifth emperor of Rome. What followed was 14 years of vicious, depraved, and cruel behavior that would unite the empire against Nero and, on June 9, 68 A.D., bring a violent end to his rule. Host Bettany Hughes travels the Roman world and examines ancient artifacts to reveal new insights into the most notorious reign in the empire’s history. Witness key events in Nero’s life that ultimately plunged Rome into a dangerous new phase of its history, an era of soldier-emperors, civil wars, and military coups.
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