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The eight-part series vividly brings to life the rise and fall of the Roman Empire through the lens of one of the most exhilarating and brutal arenas in the history of humanity–the Colosseum. From the savage truth of a gladiator's life as a slave-warrior to the fascinating ways Rome's Emperors used the vast amphitheater to demonstrate total power, Colosseum offers viewers a unique and personal look inside history's most iconic empire. Each episode pinpoints one of eight key and diverse characters–all based on real people from history. Spanning several hundred years, the series unfolds chronologically, from the arena's astonishing opening day to its very last games. Colosseum utilizes dramatic live action sequences and special effects to infuse excitement into the personal narrative of each historic character. The premium series features commentary with leading experts, world-renowned scholars and more.

Show Info

Network: United States History (2022 - now)
Schedule: Sundays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary

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The Pagan

Episode 1x08; Sep 4, 2022

By the 4th Century AD, a divided Roman Empire is rocked by devastating earthquakes, fires, barbarian invasions and deep religious divides. As Rome declines, the Colosseum, which once stood as a proud symbol of the Empire's glory, lies empty. To resto

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Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x08: The PaganSep 4, 2022
1x07: CommodusAug 28, 2022
1x06: The ScientistAug 21, 2022
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