Each one intertweaved with the other. Many even blame the initiation of Christianity for the decline. Christianity made many Roman citizens into pacifists, making it more difficult to defend against the barbarian attackers.
Production[ edit ] Series Producer Mark Hedgecoe has stated that he made the series in response to previous films that "have tended to ignore the real history and chosen to fictionalise the story.
According to Mark Hedgecoe, a standard definition format was chosen largely because it was more forgiving to focusing errors and required less light than high definition, thus speeding up the shooting.
In his opinion, the camera delivered better footage than a Digital Betacam camera, and provided rich, filmic feel, which was well-suited to capturing the gritty reality of the Roman Empire.
Caesar[ edit ] This is the story of the most famous Roman of them all, how he risked everything to tear down the government he served and bring revolution to Rome. An inspiring speech to his troops, promising to rescue Rome from its corrupt rulers and restore it to its people, raises opposition from Senators Cato and Marcellus.
Caesar refuses to disband his army before crossing the Rubiconplunging the Republic into civil war and turning his deputy Labienus and old friend Pompey against him. Caesar captures Rome unopposed after Pompey is forced to withdraw his vastly outnumbered legions and the senators and people flee.
Caesar seizes the emergency funds from the treasury to fund his campaign, but, failing to pay off his soldiers, is later forced to decimate his own rebellious Ninth Legion.
Pompey amasses a huge army in Greece while Caesar leads a one-year campaign against opposition in Spain. In Greece, Caesar is forced to retreat inland by Pompey at the Battle of Dyrrachium but is victorious when the Senators force Pompey into an impetuous attack at the Battle of Pharsalus. Caesar overturns the Republic and has himself made dictator for life essentially the first emperoronly to be assassinated by rivals just four years into his rule.The decline and fall of the Western Roman Empire in the fourth and fifth.
The Rise of the Roman Empire can be contributed to many factors. Those factors would include strength in the military, society, leadership, religious, and . 16 rows · The Roman Empire was split by Theodosius. The Visigoths sack Rome This was the . The Roman Republic was founded in the sixth century BCE, but the Roman Empire didn’t reach its greatest extent until CE.
Empires grow for different reasons. The Persian Empire of the Achaemenids was built largely through military conquest. Jan 14, · From then on, no Roman emperor would ever again rule from a post in Italy, leading many to cite as the year the Western Empire suffered its deathblow.
English historian Edward Gibbon, who wrote in the late 18th century CE, points to the rise of Christianity and its effect on the Roman psyche while others believe the decline and fall were due, in part, to the influx of 'barbarians' from the north and west.
Kids learn about the decline and fall of Ancient Rome.
The western Roman Empire fell in AD.