Mary Beard's Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit

How could a mediocre city in central Italy come to dominate such a huge area? What held the empire together and tore it apart? Mary Beard takes in the history and archaeology of the ancient world.

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Episode 4

Episode 1x04; May 18, 2016

In the final episode, Mary tackles the biggest puzzle of all: why, and how, did the Roman Empire fall? Surveying the massive walls and fortifications of Britain and Germany, she discovers an empire under pressure, struggling to control its border

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x04: Episode 4May 18, 2016
1x03: Episode 3May 11, 2016
1x02: Episode 2May 4, 2016
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