I, Caesar Collection

Seventh Art Productions
Show More

6 videos in this collection

I, Caesar - Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar turned military victories into political power. His ambition created a colossal empire, and he gave his name to the rulers who succeeded him. He has been a symbol…
I, Caesar - Augustus
Caesar's military brilliance forged a new Rome, but it was Augustus' political genius that made it an empire for the ages. Despite being Caesar's nephew and adopted heir, Augustus struggled…
I, Caesar - Nero
He was seventeen when he took the throne, and during his capricious, fourteen-year rule, Nero almost brought the Empire to ruin. He was unable to quell rebellions in Britain and…
I, Caesar - Hadrian
He overturned centuries-old policies, declaring an end to expansions and abandoning far-flung territories. Hadrian was an enthusiastic patron of the arts, a champion of the common Roman and a tireless…
I, Caesar - Constantine
Constantine revitalized a fading empire and built a glittering new capital that would stand for over 1,000 years. But his strongest legacy is religious; his conversion to Christianity put an…
I, Caesar - Justinian
He lived more than 500 years after Caesar. He ruled from Constantinople, not Rome. But Justinian restored the Empire to its former glory one last time. He sent his armies…

Related videos

I, Caesar - Justinian
Part of the Series: I, Caesar Collection
He lived more than 500 years after Caesar. He ruled from Constantinople, not Rome. But Justinian restored the Empire to its former glory one last time. He sent his armies west, where they recaptured territory lost to Barbican invasions in the 5th century, by the time of his death, the…
I, Caesar - Augustus
Part of the Series: I, Caesar Collection
Caesar's military brilliance forged a new Rome, but it was Augustus' political genius that made it an empire for the ages. Despite being Caesar's nephew and adopted heir, Augustus struggled for thirteen years to consolidate power. Finally declared emperor by the Senate, he oversaw a period of growth and prosperity…
Rome Part Two: Late Republic To The Fall Of The Roman Empire - 121BC To 476AD
From 121BC onwards, powerful leaders dominated the political fortunes of Rome. Marius - the military reformer, Sulla - the dictator, Cicero - the lawyer, orator and consul, and Julius Caesar who appointed himself dictator in 45BC. When the Roman fleet destroyed the Egyptians at the Battle of Actium, Augustus became…
I, Caesar - Hadrian
Part of the Series: I, Caesar Collection
He overturned centuries-old policies, declaring an end to expansions and abandoning far-flung territories. Hadrian was an enthusiastic patron of the arts, a champion of the common Roman and a tireless diplomat who toured the entire Empire. But this "Golden Age" was not free from conflict - ancient accounts suggest that…
Famous Romans
These 24 lectures retell the lives of the remarkable individuals - the statesmen, thinkers, warriors, and writers - who shaped the history of the Roman Empire and, by extension, our own history and culture. Among the fascinating gallery of individuals whose lives, ideas, actions, and legacies you'll explore are Hannibal…
I, Caesar - Constantine
Part of the Series: I, Caesar Collection
Constantine revitalized a fading empire and built a glittering new capital that would stand for over 1,000 years. But his strongest legacy is religious; his conversion to Christianity put an end to hundreds of years of persecution and laid the foundations for Medieval Europe. His revolutionary policies - including re-organizing…
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar had possibly more impact on his time than any other Roman. Politically, Caesar took control of Rome's destiny, guiding it to become an empire that would rule the ancient world for another 500 years. As a military leader, he is generally described as one of the greatest commanders…
Pompey the Great
Part of the Series: Famous Romans
In 49 B.C., Caesar crossed the Rubicon and plunged Rome into civil war. He did it in the cause of liberty for the Roman people, but his goal was to establish himself as dictator. In this crisis, the supporters of republican liberty turned to Pompey.
Antony and Cleopatra’s Death Pact
Episode 12 of Living History
In the wake of Caesar's assassination, power hangs in the balance as Mark Antony squares off against Octavian for sole control of Rome's empire. When the tide of the Battle of Actium turns against Mark Antony, his lover Cleopatra flees--and he decides to follow her, leaving the future of Rome…
The Republic of Virtue
BBC
How did an insignificant cluster of Latin hill villages on the edge of the civilised world become the greatest empire the world has known? In the fifth programme of the BBC history series, The Republic of Virtue, archaeologist and historian Richard Miles examines the phenomenon of the Roman Republic, from…
Building the Roman Republic
Part of the Series: The Big History of Civilizations
Rome began as an unremarkable city-state with a monarchy, but once the city established itself as a republic, Roman conquests spread dramatically across the Mediterranean. Here, review some of Rome's great leaders from its beginning through the assassination of Julius Caesar and the reign of Octavian, Caesar Augustus.
Nika Riots at the Racetrack: Theodora
Episode 17 of Living History
Head east to Constantinople, seat of the Byzantine Empire and the eastern counterpart to Rome. During a day of chariot races at the hippodrome, riots break out and threaten the Emperor Justinian and his politically savvy wife, Theodora. Learn about this unorthodox marriage and how Theodora's counsel ultimately saves the…